Thursday, May 29, 2014

Shilling coin ring

Here is another version of a shilling coin ring. I made this one by punching out the center and hammering it into shape on a mandrel. It is a size 7.5. It is sterling silver. Made back when currency was actually backed by precious metals.

Pirate ring

Last night I made a ring from a shilling! Its a size 12 and would fit a man's hand (it fit my husband's hand anyway). It is sterling silver.

Friday, March 21, 2014

So excited!

I will soon have my own section to sell my costumes at The Costume Shoppe and Boutique in my hometown of Asheville. Check out their Tumblr!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Prairie Dress

I just finished a prairie dress from a Folkwear pattern, complete with pocketed apron. It turned out very well and was pretty easy to sew. I might use this for my Mrs. Patmore costume!!!

The dress is 70/30 cotton and polyester, and the apron is 100% cotton. It is a size 20-22. I altered it a bit for me because the size of the pattern only went up to a 16-18.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Bloomin' Bloomers!

I just finished a cute pair of bloomers. I started with Simplicity pattern # 2777, but made quite a few adjustments. The waistband and leg bands are elastic with the band on the inside of the leg and in the waistband. I added a cute little black bow and some lace down the front leg seam.

These are a size 22, and suprisingly not too bulky like other ones I have seen. Sometimes they can end up looking like giant diapers.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Tool/Crafter's Wrap part 2

I have finished the leather tool kit that was a trade with my cousin Steve for an Indian Head ring ring. He makes beautiful one of a kind jewelry seen here here. The leather was originally white, bit 
I dyed it mahogany. I used a recycled leather belt, also dyed, that has 
"super star" embossed into it, and a zippered pouch for what-nots.
I kinda love this thing. All sewn on my indusrial machine.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Tool/Crafter's Wrap

Just finished the canvas prototype of a tool wrap. Working on a leather one for my cousin, Steve, for all his motorcycle tools.