Sunday, June 19, 2011

Pirate Fest!

The NorCal Pirate Festival is held in June right on the San Francisco Bay waterfront in Vallejo. I've never gone in costume, but it is an event where tons of people dress up, so I decided I needed a pirate outfit for this year. I wanted to do something a little different than the usual and tried to go for something a little bit 18th century, a little bit gothic lolita, and a little bit cocktail dress.


From the Stash:
  • Black linen blend in 2 pieces, one 1 yard 45" wide and one 2.5 yards 20" wide
  • Two pieces of black cotton, total ~2 yards
  • 1/2 yard skull and roses print
  • 1/2 yard burgundy duck cloth for interlining
  • 3 yards black grosgrain ribbon
  • Fusible and fusible tricot interfacing

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

1875 Striped Day Dress

1875 Striped Day Dress Re-vamp

From the stash:
1. Remaining scraps of blue dyed pillow ticking from original dress, approximately 1/2-3/4 yards
2. 2 yards of navy blue ribbon
3. 1.5 yards of blue braid trim

1. 3 yards of blue braid trim
2. 3 yards of 2 inch navy blue grosgrain ribbon