Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dress for a July wedding

This was made for an attendee of an "Alice in Wonderland" themed wedding.
The first photo is without the removable striped underskirt.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tango dress for Ari

This is it - a month and a half of work and more fittings than I care to admit to. It is done and looks great, I hope to get a picture of it in action at some point. She needed it for a competition in San Bruno this month. This is my first attempt at asymmetrical straps with a very low back.

Monday, April 25, 2011

second and third simple varations

There was only enough fabric for tunics for these two. For the second round, I pulled in the shoulder neck point and dropped the center front neck into a V.

simple pattern variations

I love the simplicity of this pattern. Three pieces total. No Shoulder seams, belt carriers built in so one doesn't lose her sash and a summery sort of feel to the silhouette.
pink/olive/orange is the first variation.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

third variation

This is the third variation of the same dress in a knit hombre fabric cut on the bias.

Variations on a theme

I copied a dress for a client and made a few changes to it.

The first version is the navy turquoise and lime dress.

The second version has been lengthened and the neck dropped and armholes raised.

One more version to follow.

Another from Killing My Lobster

Monkey - I accidentally deleted the photos of the headpiece so this is all I have for the moment.....
Back of the red vest with long curly tail - I couldn't make the wire straight so I weighted the tail with a heavy washer which made for some great movement when the actress was in costume.

More from Killing My Lobster

The Spiderman sketch was cut at the last minute - very sad but I'm sure he'll appear in another KML sketch at some point....

costumes from killing my lobster

I'm quite late in doing this as the show closes today
but better now than never.....

The first is my interpretation of orthodontic Headgear

The second and third images are the jacket part of a Benjamin Franklin costume

Friday, April 1, 2011

Birthday dress for Leslie

I made this to match the Carin room at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo for her birthday. The room is decorated entirely in pink and gold and yes, that is the lower half of a cherub above her head.

The parameters were animal print and pink. I used a vintage pattern and made a few alterations to it. I added the inverted box pleat at the front, lowered the neckline and made the sleeves fuller with a slit along the sides.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Heidi approved

January seemed to be for some reason the month of alterations and pet projects (literally, will you make something for my dog). She was on the blue bed till I came by and plunked this down. She sniffed and snuffled, then sniffed some more, turned around three times then laid down thereby signaling her approval.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

...And now for something completely different....

This is a coat for a dog. First ever dog coat I've made. I decided to jazz it up a bit and using inspiration from Seminal Semana on Tumblr came up with this: