This Week

I keep forgetting what day it is this week.

I also decided to reintroduce caffeine.

THAT’S the kind of week it’s been.

So far, I’ve:

Finished up an Alice order.

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Made a new Dieselpunk military capelet.

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Created a super ruffly red and white striped choker.

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Made a beautiful silk brocade capelet.

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And spent many, many hours putting together sketches, images, prices and a full proposal for a really cool job. (SPOILER:  I didn’t get it–but I did give myself a ton of new ideas for future offerings and a potential photo shoot)

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I feel like I should have more accomplished by today….maybe I need to give myself some slack?

TnT Tuesday

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I love these crop tops.

I have a couple myself, and need to make a few more.

I’m a huge fan of layering, you see.

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A friend once laughed at me, when I lamented having had a hard time figuring out what to wear one day–this is back when I had an office job.

He said–“What do you mean?  All you do is:  tank top, t-shirt, cardigan, and GO!”.

Which hit it on the head.  That really nails down my clothing–tank top, top over that and cardigan, if the second top has short or no sleeves.

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Which is why these are a great wardrobe addition for me.  Tank top (possible two in contrasting colors) and crop top.  Done.  Comfortable, easy to wear, and goes with anything.

I have a few new fabrics to make some of these out of–wild prints!  PRINTS!  I never use wild prints, so I’m excited to get making them.  Once my stack of orders is diminished, that is.

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You can find this one here on etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/97690622/shirt-crop-top-womens-shirt-cowl-neck

Photographer: Underexposed Photography (https://www.facebook.com/brittsmithphoto)
Model: Amber Carollo http://www.modelmayhem.com/2598688#

Work In Progress

The Wicked Witch replica dress is still in the works.  *this close* to being done.

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I only have the dress photographed (and poorly at that) so far.  Note the dress form she’s on is slightly too small….

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Can’t wait to get better pictures and the whole costume together!  Hopefully this weekend will allow me some time to do so.

It’s definitely been a longer process than anticipated.  Cobbling together the pattern and making it all work together proved to be more intensive than I had imagined.  But, it’s looking beautiful, and will soon be offered on a made-to-order basis in my shops.  🙂

TnT Tuesday

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I love this black and gold striped fabric.

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Sadly, I haven’t been able to find it for some time now.

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Made into a stunning bustier (which I loooooove).  I’ve made these for a few years now.  This is the last of the line, until I can magically acquire more fabric (fingers crossed).

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Lined in black twill.

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Flexible boning sewn into the lining.

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Grommets and a modesty panel in back.

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So pretty with formal as well as casual looks.

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bust: 29-32 inches
waist: 25-28 inches

You can find it here:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/120370309/bustier-corset-striped-corset-gothic?ref=shop_home_active_6

(also listed in my rebelsmarket and artfire shops)

Modeled by the ever-beautiful NancyJane  ( http://www.modelmayhem.com/2403245 )

Hair and Make Up by Amanda Bravender
For inquiries: http://www.ahbweddingandevents.com

Just In

New fabrics arrived over the weekend, and I can now create ruffle leggings in white as well as red.  (in addition to the cream, black, blue, and multi that are ALREADY offered)  Capri or full-length!  Send me a msg if interested as I don’t have the new color options listed in any of the shops yet.

Happy Monday!

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Green

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to one and all!

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I have a wee bit of Irish in me…..just a drop or two.

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(green scarf found here:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/104299214/green-scarf-extra-long-scarf-knit-scarf?ref=shop_home_active_9)

I don’t really celebrate the day, but I know others do.

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(scarf found here:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/160285872/green-knit-scarf-green-scarf-hand-knit?ref=shop_home_active_12)

So, have a lovely day, wear a bit of green, and have a designated driver!

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TnT Tuesday

I’m rolling out the Trapped In Time Tuesday feature again, folks.  Since it’s officially carnival time in these parts, I figured what better way to start than with a Mardi Gras accessory.

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This is a tulle boa, made from strips of tulle that I cut and sewed individually to a sturdy center strip.

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It has layers and layers of tulle sewn on both sides and is pretty fabulous, if I do say so myself.

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You can find it in the etsy shop here:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/127893659/boa-mardi-gras-boa-mardi-gras?ref=shop_home_active_7

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And in the artfire shop here:  http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/TrappedInTimeDesigns/8421085/boa_mardi_gras_boa_mardi_gras_costume_tulle_boa_scarf/handmade/clothing/costumes/fantasy

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Bustlin’

New in the shop over the weekend:

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The bustles are all being offered on a made-to-order basis, too.

I’m trying to beef up the shop in between orders.  I have a whole stack of things that are ready to be sewn up, and I try to add to it every weekend, as well as subtract from it (ie: sew things up) every week.  Problems only arise when I’ve fallen out of love with whatever idea I had had when I cut whatever-it-is out.  Then….well, then it goes to the bottom of the stack.