Sunday 30 November 2014

Ulverston Dickensian festival

Today I went to the Dickensian festival, and thought it would be a shame not to get dressed up! I don't have much in the way of authentic 1850s attire, so went for a more generic "fun" approach to the Victorian theme

Saturday 29 November 2014

Jellyfish display

My jellyfish dress currently on display at the Dukes theatre in Lancaster

Monday 24 November 2014

Skirt in an evening!

I'm planning on going to a Dickensian festival at the weekend, and tonight was my only evening off until then, so thought I'd see if I could make myself a generic Victorian skirt to wear! (Didn't want to stand out too much, and sadly not enough time to make a more authentic 1850s outfit). I have a jacket already which I can wear it with, so should look acceptable in combination!

Saturday 15 November 2014

Angelic Appearances!

My friend very kindly modelled this costume so I could take photographs. We had a bit of fun trying different effects using long exposure photography and light. By holding the camera shutter open for a couple of minutes at a time, and turning a light on and off, we were able to make it look as though there were more than one angel, when in fact I only made one costume. The images have not been edited at all (except for a little bit of cropping), what you see below is exactly how the camera captured it!

Wednesday 12 November 2014

Angel wings!

Not conventional feathery wings, but a silhouette motif on the coat

Friday 7 November 2014

My sister's wedding!

Here are a fee from my sister's wedding...I made the bride's dress, the bridesmaids,a jacket for everyone, and also covered the umbrellas!

Thursday 6 November 2014

Assembling pieces

This is a costume of many parts, which I'm slowly figuring out how to put together... The reflective stuff has a similar feel to paper (but it tears less easily!) So it doesn't behave like normal fabric, and is a bit strange to work with!