Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Fantabulous Interview

An interview with the costume designer of Wicked. I know I will watch this again and again. If you love fabric, don't miss it.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Halter top

Self-portrait of me wearing one of the halter tops I made. I love cherries as a theme.

Monday, September 08, 2008

I just signed up for Tagfoot. Come see all my links and comments and my wishlist.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Want to join too? Go to the code 'legendofping' and you could have the luxury of posting to all your blogs in one fell swoop like I do. Way more efficient than doing it one by one.
I'm not sure what 'ping my default' means but I guess I'll find out when I hit send.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The week sure went by quick. I had a lot more planned but didn't have the energy to do it. My hands are still sore from woodcarving, and so I've had to lay off the knitting and crocheting. I'm looking forward to the weekend. My daughter may visit. We'll see.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Come view my Flickr photo stream. Over 3000 photos I've taken are waiting there for your pleasure.
I just signed up for to make social networking more effiecient.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


I just found my friend listed on Stylehive so I joined too. It's that little flashing orange icon over there>>>>>>>>>>> if you want to join too.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

How to Self-Lace a Corset

I just loved this video.
It's fascinating to watch and she is lovely.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Cherry Halter Top

A cherry halter top I made a few years ago.

I'm halfway done with my purple corset

Yay, progress at last.

Belts help define your curves.

Today the costume designer for the new Sex in the City movie said that belts are going to be really important this year. I believe she said,"Suck it in and cinch it up." So I was thinking maybe I could be sewing up some belts to define what is left of my waist. And I include in that category hip bands, or belts that you wear slung low on your hips which make you look long waisted. And of course I would like to lose some inches around my waist.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Make a Gypsy Skirt

I just added more to my article on making gypsy skirts here: Make a Gypsy Skirt
They seem to be more popular than ever.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Corset cont.

I was happy to find the cable ties for boning at Home Depot just as the article suggested. I did have some already cut out corsets, but I have the feeling that I'll have to start from scratch because I've gained weight since I cut those out. Of course I could finish those for my etsy shop, but for now I want one for myself so it's ready to wear in my pirate show. So clothe the witch first and then on from there.

I do have some gold velvet I could use. I have some raw silk I could line it with too. What I don't have right now is the room to sew because my boyfriend is working on a massive arrow making project and the shafts are everywhere. And I have a gig March 22 so I'm going out of town anyway. But I do want a corset to wear before summer hits so I can't put it off too much longer.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Corsetry Boning

I just found a great page explaining all the various pros and cons of materials used for corset boning.
It was very encouraging. Maybe I'll actually finish a corset now.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Patterns Galore

No doubt motivated by the success of the Pirates of the Carribean movie, pirate costume patterns are now in abundance. So today I plan to scoot over to Joann's where they have Simplicity patterns on sale for .99 (limit 10) and see what they have that I might need for my pattern collection. This sale is particularly good because there is a 10% off coupon in the flyer that you can use whether what you are buying is already on sale or not. I just have to remember to take it to the store this time.