Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Green Mashru Silk and Cheetah for Gene or Poppy


SOLD  Thank you!  I confess I haven't felt much like sewing of late.  A chronic illness has had me feeling pretty wretched. I'm seeing a surgeon next week so looking forward to better days.  But I had a couple of days when I felt halfway decent so did I use the time to catch up on housework or laundry?  Heck, no.  I did this instead.  The fabric is called mashru silk and it's made of silk and cotton yarns.  The weight of the fabric made it necessary to make a pencil skirt but I really like this new dress pattern I came up with.  The coat has a shawl collar and cuffs of animal print minky.  There is a little rhinestone brooch attached to the coat collar.  Love the color combination of jade green with cheetah print.  The dress is fully lined in light green silk habotai.  The coat is fully lined in a matching rayon batiste.  This also fits Poppy Parker or Tulabelle dolls.  

Coat and dress are available for $145.00 plus $6.00 shipping in the US.  Email me at nwickman@chartermi.net.  

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

OOAK Iridescent Silk Ballgown for Gene


SOLD  Thanks!  This is what I've spent the previous four days working on but this beautiful fabric deserved something labor intensive.   This hand embroidered iridescent silk organza is from Farmhouse Fabrics.  I had this fabric on my wishlist for some time but held off because it was expensive.  Eventually in a weak moment I couldn't resist it anymore.  One thing I love about Farmhouse Fabrics is they let you buy quantities of less than a yard which makes it easier for me to acquire these fine fabrics.   After hand basting the bodice pieces to petal pink silk charmeuse,  many tweaks to the bodice were made to get a perfect fit, and get the band right.   The underskirt and bow are the pink silk satin, and a pink tulle petticoat underneath gives it fullness.  The belt with bow is attached to the back opening and closes in the front with a snap.  The gown is lined in nude silk/cotton and closes with snaps in the back.  This will be a one of a kind gown as I don't have enough fabric (or desire) to make another.  

Gown is available for $250 including shipping to the US.  Email me at nwickman@chartermi.net. 


Friday, February 3, 2023

Blue Polka Dot Silk Blend Dress for Gene


SOLD  Thanks!  After last week's fail, I made a muslin of this pattern before cutting the actual dress out of this gorgeous silk/cotton blend sky blue polka dot fabric from Farmhouse Fabrics.  I was thrilled that it only needed one teeny tiny adjustment to get a perfect fit.  This  was inspired by a vintage design and you can scroll to the end to see the pic.  The dress is fully lined in white silk/cotton and closes with snaps in the back.  The belt is white faux leather with a buckle that I painted to match with enamel.  The little bandeau hat is white cotton with blue silk ribbon.  

Outfit is available for $110 plus $6 shipping to US.  Email me at nwickman@chartermi.net.