Sunday, September 30, 2012

Marie Antoinette Dress Cushion

I'm having a lot of fun with my 
new Toile de Jouy material.
Here is a frilly bolster with an oval panel.

A few cushions together.

Then I made this big 70 x 70cm cushion, half of it
is covered with layers of lace and a tie in the middle.
When I pulled the tie it looked like a dress with a waist.
Then... pling!! a little light bulb went on....

Now this dress has a real waist...
It still is a cushion, the top and hips are stuffed
with polyester filling.
 I overstuffed it so it can stand straight without
tipping over at the waist.
The bodice stands at 52cm high and with the 
skirt 80cm.

I used cotton and silk for the dress.

Pink Sweetness...

I hope you are having a wonderful week,

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Toile de Jouy

I love this new material!
I found it in the shop where I usually buy my silk from.
The only problem is that it had to be ordered from 
Italy and the minimum amount is ten yards...

That means.. you'll see a lot of it...

This week I worked on a lace bed-cover with 
layers of lace and silk at the border.

These cushions match the bed-cover perfectly.
mmm.. what else can I make out of it...
Tomorrow I'll start with a boudoir chair and... 

my mind will be going nuts tonight thinking of 
different things I can make with it.

Welcome to my world!
I hope you have a creative week.
Today I will be joining in with

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Cream and Beige Cushions

Beige, cream, off white.... where have all the colours gone?
Today I finished this neutral coloured set.
I made a few cushions and a lace throw to cover the bed linen.

Here you can see the small bolster with the oval top
from the previous post.

Now I want to make something PINK!!

I hope you have a great week 
filled with lovely colours...

Today I am joining in with 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Small Bolster Tutorial

Today I made two small bolsters,
they are easy to make and I took a few 
pictures to show you how I made them.

I used satin cotton material and took the 
circumference from a container I thought to be 
the right size.

To get the lines straight, I ironed it in the 
width and in the length.

For this bolster I used an oval shape to put
on top of the material.

First I stitched some lace in the width on the material.
On both sides of the ironed line.

Hid the seam with some trimming and stitched
the oval into place.

Gathered lace around the oval shape.

Added a second layer.... of-course!
we can never have enough..

Then stitched the long sides together while making sure 
the lace and trimming match.
Hemmed the edges.
Ironed it.

I made the insert beforehand,
shorter than the cover.

With the insert in place, I marked where 
it would be tied.

I marked each side equally 

Then on that line I stitched two layers of lace  

Next, to hide the raw edges I stitched on this trim.

Thread a ribbon through and pulled it closed 
on both ends.
This is another bolster than the one with 
an oval top, I will show that one later..

I received this magazine and Rachel's new book
in the post today, didn't have time yet to look through them.
I had to order the magazine because they don't sell this one here.
I loved the corset on the front page, and had to have it.
My name is Angela and I'm a magazine addict!

I just LOVE this dress!
It has so many pretty details on it, it looks antique
but it isn't, it's brand new!
there was only one in the shop
and it fits me! get this.. it cost me 
eleven dirhams...

It made my day...
I hope you have a lovely weekend.

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Austrian Lace

Look what I found on one of my lace hunts...
Austrian Lace!
It has a cotton feel, so soft and a it comes in a 
perfect shade of beige.

The big diamond shaped one, I used it 
on the front of this beige baby pouch,
I love how it turned out.

The details are very pretty,
just perfect for this pouch.

Today I will be joining in with

I hope you have a lovely weekend