Friday, January 4, 2013

Miss Lily Elsie via Pinterest, Arthur Rackham illustration via Pinterest, Flower Portrait by Elle Moss on Etsy

Do you ever have those days where you have so many things that you want to do, but don't know where to start? I'm having one of those...

I'm having a hard time adjusting from the holidays - especially after being sick and spending 3 days in a sleepy stupor... It's hard to get your body back to working all day!

Last night I went out to pick up a few bits and bobs for some new pieces for spring.  I thought I'd share with you some things that are inspiring me...  I've picked up a bunch of new florals for spring, including a piece that I really, really love - the gauzy mint-blue fabric with the big candy-floss-pink flowers. I absolutely love it!  I grabbed about 5 meters of a pink and cream polka dot cotton that has a gauzy texture that looks so cute with it.

I'm waiting patiently for some corset busk and boning to arrive from my supplier.  I am thinking I might post some how-to's on corset making if there is interest.  I won't do a full sew along, but some tips and tricks for installing busks, using waist tape, etc.  Corset making is something I love but haven't done in ages.  I am going to use a pattern I drafted in college that I still have kicking around.  It's a great basic shape with a sweetheart neckline.  I plan to do an over and under bust style, and can't wait until all my materials arrive!


  1. Hurray for corset making tips& tricks! I made a couple of historical corsets when I was in college, but those aren't very comfortable for daily use.. So some tips on how to make them for every day (well, every now and then...) wear would be amazing!

  2. Oh no you should me springy type things and now I'm all thinking of spring and there is so much winter left to go!! Yes on the corset tips I have been wanting one for a while. Love your blog and all your pretties!!


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