Saturday, December 8, 2012

Carol's Wedding Gown

This gown was worn by my friend Carol for her wedding a few weeks ago. The alterations were challenging and extensive, but I'm very pleased with the result.

 I had to add the lace, over mesh, to the back of the dress. Before, it looked unfinished. After, it was perfect!
 Here it is bustled, so that she could dance.
 Here's a detail of the back.
It looked even better at the wedding. We were all very happy with it :).

Friday, August 10, 2012

Happy 100th Birthday Girl Scouts!

In honor of Girl Scouts 100th birthday celebration this year, I've been working on locating and preserving my old sashes and patches. Here are some of my Junior Girl Scout badges, earned at age 11 or 12, in 1976-1977.

My Brownie fly-up wings are pretty beat up. But I love them, so they're staying!

Can you tell they were sewn on the sash by a 10-year old?  :)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Sequins and Sunhat

It's an odd combination. It kind of happened organically. I had the sequined corset on the dress form with the pearls, but no bottom (Oh my! Shocking, I know!) Then, Sheena put the skirt on the form and I added the hat, mainly because I had no place to keep the hat where it wouldn't get crushed. The resulting ensemble is what you see here. By the way, no, it's not a skating dress!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Parade dress

This dress is for Sheena to wear for square dancing with the Rambling Rogues in this year's Swallows Day Parade in San Juan Capistrano. The accents are of the fabric worn by all of the club members. The bow on the right hip is actually for Sheena's hair, clipped to the side of the hip scarf, for the photo.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

In search of

This ball of baby yarn is in search of a project. My hands have been idle for a few weeks and the yarn has been patiently waiting. Soon, I promise.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Sea Shell Cross-stitch

I'm working on this cross-stitch pattern of sea shells, but it's a gift for my Mom and Step-dad for Christmas, so...Shhhhh!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Doll nightie

I've had this doll nightie for a few years and had decided that it needs a little more color in the embroidery. Here is before.

And here it is after. I think it looks much more cheerful!