Haven't had a chance to post here in a while; things have been CRAZY. On January 10th my Husband won THE BIG tournament that we have for our Medieval Reenactment group which means I am Princess now and in just over 3 months I will be Queen! This is a VERY cool thing but this also means that pretty much for the rest of this year my life will revolve around the SCA. I am excited about this but already its been alot of work and it will be even more once we step up as King and Queen. At least we have a few months to prepare for it!
The pugs have been great; we had a busy weekend with lots of visitors so they were in heaven! Pearl has killed the last of the christmas stuffies; there was white stuffing all over the living room last night. Will have to go out and get some more toys for them this week.
Hope everyone has been staying warm; its been pretty chilly here in Texas!
So it seems I need to do a little explaining on my sewing for everyone reading. I guess popping those dresses up was kind of out of the blue; I forget how new this blog is and that I haven't really talked about myself all that much. :) I intended it to be just about the pugs but I see now that blogger can be more than that.
Anyways! I sew. Alot. Mostly costumes but I do the occasional wedding gown as well. Sometimed for other people and sometimes for myself. I mostly sew for other people enough to fund my sewing for myself. ;) My favorite things to sew are victorian gowns as well as Movie Recreations especially Moulin Rouge. I have now made 6 of Satine's gowns for myself and have plans to make the remaining 5 as well. ;) Obsess much? Yeah, thats me.
I also do alot of medieval costuming as I am a member of the SCA. I haven't done much medieval sewing this year but my next project will be for the SCA so you will probably see pics of it going up later.
Here is a link to my costuming website where you can see more; the gowns I showed you in the previous post haven't been uploaded yet as I am sorely behind in updating but you can see some of my past work! Just click on the pic to go there!
The past two weeks I've had off from work and have spent a good deal of time away from the computer. Just finished reading up on all of your blogs; too many to comment on but I read them at least! :)
I've been a busy bee this vacation; the pugs happily keeping me company the whole time. I've made three victorian gowns in the past week; two replicas from the Movie 'Moulin Rouge (my favorite) and one bustle gown of my own creation. Thought I would share them with you!
Here is the first gown I made; the Blue and Black victorian gown that is a period gown but not a replica. I just liked the blue and black combination.
Next is the first Moulin Rouge replica; Satine's Grey Walking Gown. First is a picture from the movie and second is a picture of the gown I made. Lastly is a gown that is still in progress as of last night; I haven't doen the closures on the jacket yet (they are just pinned) nor have I finished the lower part of the sleeves but you can still see that I have alot done. I also need to have the leather waist cincher made, that is in progress. First is a screencap from the behind the scenes of the movie and second is my gown as it looks at the moment.