Saturday, August 31, 2013
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Here is the second outfit. This is a split skirt, made from a lovely English wool. If buttoned, it looks like a skirt. Unbuttoning the skirt turns it into a skort, which made sporting activities easier. The blouse is a puffed sleeve cotton twill, with a removable silk fringe collar. The rifle is a reproduction of one type that she used, a Winchester 1876. It is capped and filled, and can't be used for anything other than a photo prop.
Sunday, August 4, 2013
I used a heavy weight cotton twill fabric. It came to me in a very white shade. I wanted it to look more like old worn in chamois, so I dyed it.
Her skirt has wonderful chenille thread embroidered rose motifs. I don't know how to embroider (yet!) The only option that I could think of that was quick, cheap, and dirty was using iron-on appliques. The very thought of it brought back bad memories of awful 1980s craft projects-namely a jean jacket with patches. This skirt is being made as a photo shoot prop, not a museum piece, so something that passes in a photo shoot is going to have to do.
The upper part of the skirt is finished with a foldover waistband and hook and eye closures. The back has pleating like the pattern directions.