Embroidered, Embellished, Pinterest Favorites

Things have started taking off in the shop this week.

Working-working-working!

Orders rolling in–early birds for Halloween are my favorites.

When things start taking off, and I start getting so busy, I always find myself getting enamored with techniques that force me to slow down.  That invite me to take that comfy seat and grab a cup of milky tea.

Embroidered Pan Collar by The House that Lars Built

Embroidered Pan Collar by The House that Lars Built

Hand-detailing suddenly obsesses me.

Valentino Resort 2015

Valentino Resort 2015

Anything that forces one to slow down, to take their time, to focus and to relax.

Embroidered tent dress

Embroidered tent dress

Hand-work, ahhhhh–always relaxing.

Embroidered, re-purposed bag

Embroidered, re-purposed bag

Am I crazy?

1920s Party Dress

1920s Party Dress

I thought I’d share some of my favorite embroidered and beaded beauties on the Pinterest Wednesday.

Vintage cardigan

Vintage cardigan

What calms you in times of stress and busy-busy-busy?

White on white--lovely!

White on white–lovely!

Beaded chiffon

Beaded chiffon

1890 Wedding Gown from the V&A Collection

1890 Wedding Gown from the V&A Collection

Vintage skirt detailing

Vintage skirt detailing

1800s muslin embroidered gown--*swoon*

1800s muslin embroidered gown–*swoon*

Pinterest Wednesday

I have a few orders in and a stack of stuff to sew up, so let’s do this!

My favorite finds on Pinterest this week (credited and linked where able):

"Blackie" --Emmanuel Bobbie

“Blackie” –Emmanuel Bobbie

Gaultier

Gaultier

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Chloe Prefall 2013

Chloe Prefall 2013

Abandoned Chateau Clochard

Abandoned Chateau Clochard

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Dior

Dior

Elie Saab

Elie Saab

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**As always, I’ve credited where possible.  If I’ve missed something or linked incorrectly, please let me know.  I claim no rights to these images, nor have I had any hand in creating them.  I just love them.

Swing

So, I missed Monday’s post…..and then I missed yesterday’s post. For no good reason, I assure you. I’m not out enjoying the sun (gah! too hot!!). I’m not out enjoying my garden (gah! too hot!!). I’m not even out doing glamorous photo shoots (gah! too hot!!).

You may have noticed a theme here.

I moved down to Louisiana almost 7 years ago, from Minnesota. I’d spent my summers here since I could remember, and spent my first few years of life here (which I DON’T remember), so the heat in the summer was not a surprise. And, while I hate sweating (which I do in copious amounts, I assure you), I hate 7 months of un-ending tundra-like, nose-hair-freezing, trying-to-kill-you cold even MORE.

But, still. You guys, it’s HOT. It’s go-out-to-turn-the-sprinkler-on-so-the-garden-doesn’t-die-and-come-back-inside-a-sweaty-mess HOT. It’s “hey, do you want to go out to dinner?” “Hell no, I’d have to go OUTSIDE FOR THAT” HOT.

So, maybe it’s no surprise that my mind, and thus my inspiration of late, has turned to flowy, loose fitting garments.

I’ve sewn up a few fabulous retro designs over the last couple of days (and will share more tomorrow). I hope I’m not the only one out there dreaming of trapeze dresses, tunics and tent-dresses. Cuz, if so, I’m going to have a lot of stock on my hands pretty soon.

Some inspiration, found on Pinterest:

(P.S.  WordPress has apparently changed how I can add pictures, and it’s making me cranky.  CRANKY.)