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.
Made a new Dieselpunk military capelet.
Created a super ruffly red and white striped choker.
Made a beautiful silk brocade capelet.
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)
I feel like I should have more accomplished by today….maybe I need to give myself some slack?
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.
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.
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.
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#
The Wicked Witch replica dress is still in the works. *this close* to being done.
I only have the dress photographed (and poorly at that) so far. Note the dress form she’s on is slightly too small….
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. 🙂
I love this black and gold striped fabric.
Sadly, I haven’t been able to find it for some time now.
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).
Lined in black twill.
Flexible boning sewn into the lining.
Grommets and a modesty panel in back.
So pretty with formal as well as casual looks.
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
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 St. Patrick’s Day to one and all!
I have a wee bit of Irish in me…..just a drop or two.
(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.
(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!
It’s Mardi Gras day! And it’s raining and freezing cold out! And I’m under the weather!
All that adds up to me, a heating pad, a blanket, some coffee and photo editing/listing of newbies for the shop.
Just listed seven (SEVEN!!!) new capelets over in the etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TrappedInTimeDesigns
Here’s to hoping it’s warmer in YOUR neck of the woods!
I can’t believe Mardi Gras is next week. Already!
In honor of the impending (and ongoing) festivities, some images from the recent (and thematically appropriate) shoot.
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.
This is a tulle boa, made from strips of tulle that I cut and sewed individually to a sturdy center strip.
It has layers and layers of tulle sewn on both sides and is pretty fabulous, if I do say so myself.
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
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
New in the shop over the weekend:
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.