Girl on Fire

It’s rare when a project this amazing falls into your lap.  I got a call from a girl named Isabelle back in April.  She said she had a friend who was looking to have a costume made for comi con in Chicago.  She couldn’t take on the job herself and was looking for another seamstress…

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12 ways to end the world

So, this time last year, Coco Coquette was  putting together a new show,  12 Ways to End the World.  I ended up signing on a wee bit late in the game.  I was in the middle of a massive restoration project (which ended up in a museum (more on that later, hopefully not a year…

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Flashback Friday

I happened to be thinking about Riley, my burlesque client, the other day.  I have a lovely framed piece of her work in my studio.  Low and behold, she called today asking if I had some time to stitch up some costumes.  YES! Just when I thought my Summer would be void of rhinestones and…

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Foxy Brown

I am a bit behind on posting my projects. On the left is my costume for Superhero Soul Night at Gypsy House Party. Back in August, I was hanging out with some friends when the theme was proposed.  Hmm… Black Superheroes…  I could have gone with Storm from X-men (the comic version with the mohawk)“ …

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Vintage Vivant – La Vie Parisienne!

Last post for the evening. So,Vintage Vivant was supposed to be on vacation for July.  Then, out of the blue it was back on with a Love on the Left bank theme.  I had no clue what I was going to wear.  Then I decided to do what the French did best.  Lacy underthings.  I…

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Vintage Vivant – Storyville

I am playing catch up now that I have a functioning computer with a big monitor.   I posted something on Storyville back in May but I neglected to post pictures of my finished project.  I was able to reproduce an envelope chemise out of some cotton that I cut off a maxi length sundress…

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Hooray for Boobies!

I was reminded that I needed to post the rest of my burlesque tale after the most recent episode of Project Runway where Olivier asks what double D’s are.  Seriously? I thought that all men, gay and straight knew what they the were. I see a lot of boobs.  It’s part of the job description. …

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