Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Rapunzel Dress (with handmade buttons)


I think my favourite makes are the ones that aren't *for* anything in particular, just that I want to sew something and then I do. I found my sketches for a combination of different Little Mermaid outfits based on the Cosette Dress by Violette Field Threads - I did the classic ariel look as a two-piece right here, back in 2015 (woah what) but I had a bunch of other ideas sketched up including sebastian the crab and ursula the sea witch (they're still pinned up on my irl pin board to make eddie one day). Anyway the sketches inspired me to do a rapunzel dress for eddie, since she's short on princess dresses at the moment (she's outgrown the Elsa and the Anna dresses I made her like, 3 years ago) (which I apparently never took photos of and blogged ._. )

LEIA MAIS

Friday, 8 September 2017

Eleven Dress (Stranger Things) and a mini tutorial for the bodice

Tutorial: how to sew the bodice for an Eleven from Stranger Things dress  • www.max-california.com

Have you seen Stranger Things yet? I didn't watch it for ages because I was certain that it was not for me, anything to do with horror and kids is just, no go (i get too scared!) HOWEVER it wasn't THAT terrifying (okay there was a night I stayed up until 4am to watch a few episodes because it was a bit scary) and I REALLY recommend it. It made me wonder how many people get written off as having delusions when there's actually something that has happened (okay probably not because of a demigorgon but, you know). I LOVED winona ryder as the mum, it was so cool seeing her in a role like that and I really loved Eleven as well - what cool female leads in this show!

Tutorial: how to sew the bodice for an Eleven from Stranger Things dress  • www.max-california.com


ANYWAY I really wanted to make an eleven dress for eddie, the show is set in the early 80s, and I'm pretty sure i had like seven dresses similar when I was a kid! Using the Georgia Dress pattern by Violette Field Threads (again), I made a few adjustments to make it the way I wanted!

LEIA MAIS