Saturday, 11 February 2012

Days


 Days of snow.



And days of pinning and sewing lace applique onto what will be a fabulous dress. This is for a wedding in April so I can't show any more yet, but will do when the time comes. For now just a sneak preview.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Designing

I mentioned in a previous post that I would be photographing hair accessories on my sister's head, well due to the snow at the weekend I've had no sister's head to photograph my hair accessories on, so those will have to wait until a suitable head comes along.

Instead I thought I'd show you a couple of designs I'm thinking of making as samples:





Given the recent weather, this top one might be a good idea for a winter wedding as it has long sleeves. I intend it to be a floppy dress, made of silk crepe. It could also work well made with an all over lace as well. I see it as quite a sophisticated dress suitable for multiple venues.


This one I've had in my files for ages, but not got around to making yet. Its quite a traditional look, and again has little cap sleeves which I like. I love the back. I see it as a church wedding dress, very feminine. A 'proper' wedding dress, but simple. Those are big pleats on the skirt, not gathers. The flower/corsage details are tbc and won't be worked out until its manufactured, but something can go in these areas of the design, I'm open to suggestion...


On re-reading the top of this post, I notice it looks like my sister may have met with an horrific accident in the snow - she is well and intact, but decided not to travel! ;)

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

This week


Do you have hair that needs, or just would like, something pretty in it? Don't want a tiara or something that sticks up? Just something flattish and decorative? Something that could be good not only for bridal hair accessories, but also just general summer prettiness?


I've been playing about with lace and come up with these. They are wired underneath so you can curve them around the shape of your head or make some bits stick out if you desire. These ones are sewn onto a hair clip, but I'm going to put some on bands as well.

These pics don't show proportion as yet, but at the weekend I will photograph them on my sister's head (she doesn't know this yet) so you can see how big they are. The top one is ivory with some twinkles, and the lower one - which is bigger - is ivory with some fine gold thread and twinkles.

I shall be putting them in my long neglected Folksy shop for sale asap, or I can sell directly to you, if you fancy one just drop me an email.



Some work in progress. Lots of hand-sewing this week.