Monday, July 30, 2012


Added the  embroidered handmade tassels to the parasol

Sunday, July 29, 2012


been working on the little things, pearling the sleeves and making tassels with embroidered heads

Thursday, July 26, 2012

getting there

added thread covered buttons and tacked on the lace cuff, still need to add pearls and attach to the bodice


Chopines, these are only 4 inches but I don't have the wood working tools to work on the bigger ones

for fun

since my gold work pocket doesn't look like it will be finished in time I decided to make something a little fun instead

Here is the back of my pocket- With custom fabric with my coat of arms

And the front of the pocket- with an image of my inspiration portrait

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


attaching the lace to the sleeve-


Photo: combined my Margo Anderson sleeve pattern to eliminate part of one of the seams so i can use buttons here is the pattern i ended up with

Combined the upper and lower curved sleeve from my Margo Anderson patterns to create a sleeve that will have a seam down the inside of the arm and a partial seam down the back so I can place the buttons

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

ermine shoes

so I am working on a project- I wanted to make a pair of shoes echoing my coat of arms. I made up some ermine fabric using my printer then spent 15 hours embroidering. My first plan was to embroider the ermine spots as well but time is short and I still haven't finished the dress.

I have already done a prototype of this shoe and it is coming together quickly now that the embroidery is done

And of course it's not until I posted this picture I realized the ermine on the strap of the black shoe is upside down.... oops, oh well it adds character