Thursday, March 2, 2017

New Items in my Etsy Store!

I can't believe how long it has been since I have posted anything here!  It was long enough that I spent 4 hours trying to figure out how to gain access to my own blog!  Not a good sign.  However, I triumphed and here I am!

I have been in a retro mode the past few weeks and just finished two classic 1950s dresses.  Both were constructed from vintage patterns that I had.  A few years ago I was bought a huge lot of vintage patterns and up until now I haven't used any of them!

I usually don't work in plaids because of the fussiness of lining up all those pieces, but it was worth all the extra care it took to put the top one together.  I did find that both of these patterns had some odd stitching and were sewn in ways that today's patterns would not have used, but with a little patience it all worked out.

I was so pleased with both of these that I started another retro dress this morning, but this one will be more Sophia Loren than I Love Lucy!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Pattern Sale!!!

Just in case all you sewers out there didn't know....Joann's has McCall's patterns 5 for $7 today (Oct.3-5th).  So I will be headed there as soon as I get out of work to stock up!!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Asuna- Sword Art

Now that my Cersei costume if finally done I am moving ahead on the Asuna costume.  This one is proving more difficult than anything I have done in a while!!  Although it looks awesome in pics it was definitely an outfit that was meant to be drawn not sewn!!  But it is coming along and as soon as it shapes up a little more I will post some pics!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Cersei Lannister Cosplay!!

Ok, ok this should have been done a week ago....but here is my Cersei Lannister gown and belt.  I absolutely love the color of these two materials.  The deep mauve with the ice blue silver were perfect together.  The material is so silky and so sheer!!  It was very hard to work with, but it was worth the effort!  

My daughter was kind enough to pose for pics again!
Doesn't she look regal posing as the Queen?
Here is the close up of the belt!!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Daenerys Targaryen Khaleesi Sale- No More Etsy Feedback for sellers?

 I am utterly disappointed with Etsy tonight....hmmm I don't think I have ever had to say those words before!  I sold a second Khalessi costume last week to wonderful woman in CA named Tracy.  Her gown was shipped out on time, but my 2 Day Priority shipment took 6 days to arrive!  Tracy was so understanding and patient!  Our correspondences have been great; she has been a terrific customer in every way.   So what then is the problem you ask?

Thanks to Etsy removing the ability for sellers to leave feedback I couldn't tell anyone how wonderful Tracy was!!!  I was able to leave feedback last month so the change must be somewhat recent and I can honestly say it is the most disappointing change Etsy has made over the years I have had my store front!   Etsy...... what were you thinking??? 

So although Etsy won't let me voice my opinion on their site anymore, I am here on my own blog to say "Thank you Tracy for being such a pleasure to do business with!!!"  


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Cersei Lannister Cosplay Dress

I had hoped to have this dress done a week ago!!!  It is almost ready to go in my Etsy shop, I finished the belt today and all that is left is to do is hem!! YEAH! 

The belt was quite time consuming, but I think the finished product was worth it!!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Daenerys Targaryen Khaleesi Qarth Gown

Seems like it has been a life time since I posted anything new!!  It has been such a busy summer!  Back in August my daughter asked me to make her a costume for the Boston Comic Con, she wanted to be Khaleesi.  I did do a costume for her that she love, but I wanted to do another one out of a different material and make it more of a replica of the costume from the show (Game of Thrones).  So here is the costume I made for my Etsy shop:
Within a week of listing the costume a wonderful woman named Melissa from Illinois purchased a custom made Khaleesi costume for herself.  I was so excited yesterday when she contacted me to let me know she had worn it to an event; her is what she had to say:

Just want to let you know that I have worn the costume to an event already. I wore it to the Bristol Rennaissance Faire in Wisconsin. I was recognized as Khaleesi by so many people and was told how beautiful the costume is. I am attaching a pic of me wearing the costume :) I will be wearing it for Halloween and many more future events to come! Thank you again! :)

She was also kind enough to give me permission to repost the picture of her wearing the costume!!
Doesn't she look beautiful!! Thank you Melissa!
So today I am off to work on a Cersei  costume idea and as soon as I have it done I will post some more pics!