Thursday, August 4, 2011

Drool Worthy Shoes....

So I know this girl who sells shoes....The pretty kind....With baubles....I betcha you've heard of these Fabulous Feet Candy, and if you haven't...WHAT ROCK HAVE YOU BEEN UNDER?!?!?!?!!?


Seriously You should visit Lauren at American Duchess, and get your mitts on these gorgeous kicks before the pre-sale ends in 6 days....  Thats's right!  You only have 6 more days to order the Devonshires and the regular width Georgianas.


These babies are ALL leather masterpieces, with a well balanced, custom carved heel.  Your tootsies will thank you for it!

"The Devonshires are a leather 18th century shoe based on museum examples from the 1760s through 1780s.  They're made of top-grade dyable leather, with a beautiful, smooth Italian leather sole for dancing, and are hard-wearing, water- and mud-proof, for even the toughest of outdoor re-enactments."  (

I know my pair already ordered.....

Green With Envy....

Well maybe not envy, but I was definitely seeing green as I was making my current gown.  I finished it weeks ago and have since worn it to two events....but I just realized I haven't shown you.  

I ordered 5 yards of this wonderful 5.3 oz green linen from, and it was super awesome to work with....It softened up and washed beautifully in the washing machine.  I draped the pattern on Mrs. Squishypants, and decided to go with the "a l'anglais" style back, as it was new and I had never done it before.  I am getting better at sleeves too, The muslin worked awesome with three little pleats at the sleeve head, but as I was fitting the actual sleeves I had to combine the three into two and fiddle with them a bit....Still at least it wasn't hours of remakes and fiddling!

I used hooks and thread eyes for the front closure and they work but I am not too happy with the result....if I'm not laced tight enough, they pull and you can see them.  To me it ruins the clean lines of the front of the dress, but since I haven't mastered the "pinning of oneself" into a gown yet, it will have to do. 

Monday, August 1, 2011

New stuff soon...I promise!

I have been remise in posting lately....I'm sorry....although once I get organized I have a ton of things to post about....

Hang in a little while longer.