Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Gown Photoshoots!

I found this lovely photographer named Az, the genius behind LemonTree Photography ( One cold spring morning earlier this year he and I wnet out to the hill behind the town I'm in and took these photos (and a lot more).

This photo made me want to put fur (faux) on one of my next gowns....

Italian Renaissance gown, Ophelia style

The first proper gown I made, I made this during my
16th year, mostly on the school bus, and during
classes, choir (while singing), maths, English, and
occasional science classes :-)

My 'Mary of Scots' gown, amazing what fabric does for the
overall look of a gown

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Life, Divorce, Drama, School, and Work. Not to mention children.

Yep, I have been occupied offline with 'other things'. See title of post. I may or may not be going to school in the UK, and I will be moving in the next few months. Which means, all my sewing kit is in boxes, and my usual fall/winter flurry of dressmaking activity has been suspended. BUT, I do have some snapshots of finished gowns sent in from customers taken 'right out of the box'.

I sold my first ever Elizabethan gown to this girl for her first faire,
I must say, her hat is much cooler than mine was!
She's wearing it off the shoulder and with the ruff loose,
but hey, it still looks cool!

This is Di's gown, she just took it out of the box and popped it on,
no underlayers or ironing so it's a bit loose (as requested) and sadly, wrinkly...
I really wish I'd gotten time to take more pics of the detail..