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04 May 2009 @ 12:04 pm
sewing + a gjp  
So, there's this department store going OOB, and they discounted all their fixtures to garage sale prices. I bought one, as I don't have and can't afford a crappy dress form from Joann's, even on sale, and even though the, hmm, mannequin? Is so small it's all but useless (we're talking size 0 or less here!), the frame/stand was well worth the few bucks it cost so I can use it to finally make my own hella cheap, really useful, and true to my own body duct tape dress form one of these nights. Most people shove those on microphone stands, which I also could not buy for the money this mannequin was purchased for. In the meantime, I wrapped about fifteen layers of bubble wrap around this one so I could actually use to take pics of that victorian-esque bustle skirt i made several weeks ago.

Made from taffeta, I am totally in love with this skirt. It's too long for me, so it went to my friend, who gave me her bolt of the very same fabric in trade.

Pictured here with a corset so you can see how awesome the two go together, although the small size of the mannequin meant the corset did not fit right, but you get the idea:

I will be making more of these, in varying colors and lengths, possibly to sell at a booth my friend will have at a festival this summer.

I've been trying to post something new to my Etsy store every day. Here are today's earrings, in garnet and 14K goldfill:

kistha on May 4th, 2009 07:16 pm (UTC)
So pretty! They match! LOL
-peartreealley on May 4th, 2009 07:41 pm (UTC)
Wow, gorgeous all around.

Ambassador of  Awesome: Gambitamphetamine_47 on May 4th, 2009 09:25 pm (UTC)
God I'm jealous of your skills. Both the skirt and the jewelry are just GORGEOUS. If you ever need a fangirl, I'm right over here ;)