Saturday, 12 September 2015

Evil 8th Doctor Coat and Vest

This is based on the evil doctor, Zagreus, and made for a client. It consists of the coat and vest. Coat is bamboo velvet, lined with taffeta, and the vest is brocade, lined and backed with silk charmeuse.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Update on Second Cersei Dress

I decided to make a belt to give the dress a different look. Quite happy with how it turned out!

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Colourful Vests

These vests were made to order for a local wedding. The bride asked that the second button on each vest be the colour of the vest. All the other vest buttons were black. She chose the brocades from the stash of Chinese brocades I have on hand.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Cersei Inspired Gown #2

Another dress inspired by Cersei from Game of Thrones. Made of a silky cotton blend, in teal blue, it has contrasting sleeve lining and front godet. Same colour but a different pattern. Faux front fastening, embroidered Lannister Lion Rampant on side panels. This was fun to make, and one of my costumes for Tsukino-con 2016, in February in Victoria.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Missy; the Female Master From Doctor Who

This is my interpretation of Missy's costume. It is made from raw silk, and fully lined, with two inside pockets.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Tardis Inspired Outfit Progress

Outfit coming along. Buttons done, skirt done except for pleated ruffle on bottom. Last thing to do after that, is the bustier.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Tardis Inspired Commission

This outfit is for a client who wanted a costume that referenced the Tardis. The coat is finished, and the skirt is in the works. Outfit is made from satin and fully lined. Appliqu├ęs are on the front; the call box sign, and the St. John Ambulance patch. Still have to do buttons and buttonholes.

Friday, 29 May 2015

Lady's Pirate Jacket and Dress

The jacket is made of velveteen, with contrasting cuffs, and decorated with gold filigree buttons which are mirrored on the inside. The jacket is fully lined in a contrasting taffeta. The dress is cotton batiste, trimmed with rows of lace, and finished with a blue satin sash.

Jacket and dress is $300+, depending on fabrics used.


Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Man's Pirate Jacket

This jacket is inspired by the one Johnny Depp wears in Pirates of the Caribbean. It is a custom item available in your choice of fabric. Total cost depends on fabrics used. The jacket is not lined, and has three godets; one in the back, and one on either side, which gives it appropriate pirate 'swishyness.' It is trimmed with silver braid and buttons, and has contrasting cuffs. The coat does not do up $350.

This one is spoken for, but gives an idea of what the finished jacket looks like.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Lady's 1900s Walking Suit

This 1900s walking suit is a must have for the discerning lady, who wants to look her best when she goes walking. It's all about being seen!

The suit is custom order only. Jacket is asymmetrical, and fully lined. Skirt is ankle length, and side pleated and high waisted. The "blouse" is actually a dickey made to look like a blouse and Jabot. You have choice of fabric and colour. Cost is $400 plus shipping. Turn around on this item is 3-4 weeks.

Hat and walking stick are not included.

Interview on CTV About Corsets

A short interview on the history and functionality of corsets, and my views on waist training.

CTV Interview

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Lady's Steampunk Outfit

This is a complete outfit for the discerning lady with Steampunk tendencies. It consists of a bustier, skirt with hand pleated ruffle, and a lovely long coat which is fully lined, with lacing up the back, and pockets for those 21st Century necessities such as cell phones!

Outfit is custom made, and is available in a choice of fabric. Cost of complete outfit: $400.

18th Century Tapestry Court Vest

Another version of the 18th Century man's vest, this one in a lovely muted tapestry design fabric. It is lined and backed with olive green heavy satin, and the buttons are also olive green. Again, reasonably priced at $90.