Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Final Valkyrie Pictures


Well it only took me 5 months, but I finally managed to get round to organising a proper photo shoot for my Valkyrie costume, and so after a brief hiccup when I accidentally locked the costume in university, here they are.


Sunday, 15 May 2011

1940s Dress

My cousin asked if I would make her an outfit for a 1940s themed street party, so here is a little sketch I did as the idea for it.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Forming a Something


The scale mail really is coming along, this is the product of a days linking. The rings are really quite solid, and using the pliers all day means me thumbs feel like they’ve dropped off.


After trying both, blunt nosed pliers definitely make life easier then needle nose ones.


This is going to be part of a fairy costume, scale mail top and skirt with under-bust corset.

Learning a new thing


I started learning how to make scale mail the other day. Its similar to chain mail, but some of the rings are replaced with scales (those metal pieces with holes in).


The scales are about an inch long, so it came together quite quickly once I got the hang of it. It’s actually kind of therapeutic.


This was just a test piece to see how it went.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Wollaton Photo Shoot


Finally got around to organising the photo shoot for the Wollaton costumes, here is a tiny snippet, he took hundreds!


I whipped up a pair of drawers so that i could get a picture of the corset as well. I found evidence that they wore drawers in the regency era, but I couldn’t find any patterns, so this one is made up. Not exactly the most accurate, but fit for purpose for the shoot.

Finally got round to it


Last September I started making this corset as a little project for myself. I had been gifted several historical patterns, so I thought I would try one out. It was a bit more of a challenge because they were entirely in French, but I got there.


It had been tucked away in a corner since then, finished apart from the bones, bias binding and eyelets. A friend very kindly offered to do a photo-shoot for my Wollaton costumes for me, so it gave me a push to finish it off so I could add it in.


I really like the shape of the front. According to Harriet, my flatmate who kindly agreed to model for the shoot, its really comfortable.


I think she quite enjoyed herself.
I don’t really have a use for it, so I’ve put it
in my etsy shop.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Just a bit of Drawing



I am coming to the end of my 3 years at university, this is my last term, I finish in June; so this term is all about pulling it all together and finishing everything off rather than making. So I haven’t had the time to make much to post.


But in the process of getting my portfolio ready for marking I have been bulking up my costume drawing section. I did these over the past few days, just a bit of acrylic and pencil.


Do you recognise any of them?