Thursday, October 20, 2016

Pink Meringue Dress is Finished!

My sister finished it today and we both think it's got such a nice fairy vibe - what do you girls and guys think? It's puffy enough on its own, even sans petticoat, which is great; and since there's some tulle left over, I'm thinking I'll try to make a simple casual tulle skirt once I have more energy.

Gosh, it's like a piece of fairytale, or like for the Sugar Plum Fairy, I just can't stop staring at it - I'm scared that if I blink, it will be goneXD How about you, dear souls, have you got any dress that you just can't believe you own? Let me know in the comments:-)

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Pink Meringue JSK Project- Loads of Fluffy Tulle Ahead!:-)

My lovely sister just finished one part of the beading lace for the bodice. There were meant to be silk ribbon embroidered roses + probably butterflies, either of needle lace, beading, silk embroidery, or all of these - we'll see what we add and what we don't.
The skirt part, methinks, needs more layers of frills... it's a bit bare as it is. We have them prepared, but we aren't sure yet. What do you think, ladies and gentleman?

XOXO, have lovely remaining days of summer! (That said, where did it go? Anybody else has the feeling this year's summer is kinda short?)

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Sweet Doll Skirt, Top and Bloomers - for sale right now:-)))

Yay, new project finished!!! Sis and mum were hard at work and look at what they've made - so cute! I hope it will make some girl happy and she'll love wearing these a lot...
It's for sale here over at Lacemarket: 

So, how do you like it?:-) We nearly squealed with excitement when we saw the fabric - and the cute fabric shop we ran into by a total chanceXD

I've got a bonnet commission finished, so I expect to post pictures here soon... see you, dear souls! 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

White and Cream Tulle and Rose Lolita Bonnet - WIP

Hi all:-) As I was waiting for fabric to arrive for a bonnet commission, I started randomly playing around with the prepared base, throwing this and that together - and this bonnet we're working on with mum is the result. I snapped only few progress pics because it was somehow always dark when I remembered to take them, but I hope they'll give you at least some idea of the process.
I had this design on mind actually for some time, though initially I thought it would be all about lace - but I like the emphasis on the flowers, leaves and the tulle a lot. One of these days I'll make something airy and simple where the accent is entirely on the frail tulle... but this called for a touch of opulence.
I was torn for a long time whether to keep it or sell it, to be honest, but in the end I think I'll sell it. I'm thinking I'll call it the Rose Garden Bonnet... what do you think?
My inspiration for this actually were various pictures of Victorian wedding bonnets - I kinda wonder what it would look like with a breath-light veil...oh be still my bleeding heart. Stop tempting me.


Progress pics:

I still need to sew the flowers and the leaves on, so it's still all pins, threads and needles, plus I have the commission to finish, so I don't know when I get to it. But I like it so far, how about you?

PS: Thanks for all your sweet comments on the jacket. It means so much to us! *hugs*

Friday, July 1, 2016

Victorian-inspired Lolita winter jacket: project diary part II

After all the commissions and things made for sale, darling sis felt like working on some project for us; I went through the catalogue of unfinished things in my head and when I brought her a sketch of what we might do with the winter jacket and the fabrics I've piled up for it, she got excited and set to work with zeal. It's great to have a sister who loves to spoil you rotten *grins*

We're still missing a piece of ribbon to fasten the jacket with; but it is done otherwise:-)

It even features lace inside on the lining:-)

Here it is coordinated:

Btw, the hand is healed now, except for one finger, which is kinda slow on the way to recovery, but should be fine with time, hopefully... so I hope to show you a couple of projects we're working on soon. How have you guys been? What projects are you up to? Tell me in the comments:-)

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Working on the Fantasia Dollhouse: Gothic Door in Progress

Hello! *waves a bandaged hand* I managed to cut myself rather spectacularly as I was carving one of the columns for this door, so I guess it will be a bit silent here while it heals... serves me right for carving as I talk and watch TV, holding it in my hand instead of pressing it against some firm surface!

This door is meant for a balcony archway, to close it so that light couldn't get in and destroy the fabrics and furniture. Dad cut and sanded the base for me; the carving is by me. Now this is the second time I ever tried to carve anything, so it's not perfect and it's far from done - but I'm quite happy with how it's going (except for the gory bits). It opens up possibilities...
It's going to be painted white.

Now, the window installed in the room it belongs to is Georgian (I think - so the seller said) and it kind of seems out of place there... and also a bit plain.

 - I wonder whether to take it out and exchange it for a white Gothic one (which I'd have to make). Something like this maybe:


Thursday, March 3, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Lolita Skirts My Sis Made in the Past

These are some of the first Lolita projects my sis had made - most of them as commissions, one for me (though I managed to snatch one up again when it appeared for sale on a sales comm, haha).
Pink and white chiffon; embroidered magnolia flower on the waistband.

One of my first Lolita skirts. Still gorgeous after nearly a decade of wearingXD
Yards and yards of pink chiffon ruffles... like cotton candy!:-)
Mint sparkly tulle - I feel like a mermaid princess in it, hahaXD
How do you like them? Let me know in the comments:-)

Monday, February 29, 2016

Sewing Project: Bloomers Galore!

Project dump time again!:-) A collection of bloomers my sis has made - two pairs of them for sale, one pair for me.

So first is a pair of pink chiffon cuteness that's still up for adoption (here at Lacemarket, for 21 USD + shipping of some 7 USD within Europe and 8.4 USD to the US). Soft, fluffy, adorable, French-seamed throughout (that chiffon frays like nobody's business!) - I hope it gets a good home soon:-)

Next is a pair of frilly white batiste bloomers, currently on hold.

 Aaand these are mine, to match a dress she made me few years ago:-)

A little appetizer: this rose-printed cotton is going to turn into cute short bloomers for sale soon:-) In reality it's more cotton candy pink, but the poor lightning didn't allow me to catch the true colour...
And this pink dotted tulle's gonna turn into bloomers, too, this time my sister's:

Whew! Three posts in a month. I made it. *pats herself on the back* Thank God for the extra day this year:-)


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