Friday, May 9, 2014

Queen Elsa

Last Friday a friend of mine commissioned a Queen Elsa (from Frozen) dress for her adorable little girl's birthday. Because it is a kid's dress, and one has to think about playtime durability and appropriateness, it's not quite movie accurate. It is, however, full of sparkle and fun, and I think you can still tell it's Elsa.

Original fabric. Find the right blues was actually kind of hard! Most were either too dark or too baby blue, instead of a proper ice blue. 

Finished dress. The cape is removable (it attaches with the little snowflake snaps). It looks a little funny because it's on an adult sized hanger. It's lined in cotton, for durability and softness on skin :)

I spray glittered a bunch of snowflakes on the cape. It's a much subtler effect than I set out to get, but I rather like it. 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Updates on costuming business!

So for the last 2 months or so, I've been creating and selling ghawazee-style coats at various events in Michigan and Ohio.

So far, it's been a success. So much of a success, in fact, that I plan on expanding the line into several other styles of ladies' coats and men's coats and vests.

Here are some of the styles currently available...

Here's what I hope to extend for the ladies....

And Monday's Sketchbook roughly detailed what I'd like to bring forth for the men. Next week's Sketchbook should have some new drafts as well.

I just ordered a whole bunch of Sari fabric, so I will have lots of new patterns to play with. This week I've been making a Queen Elsa for a friend's daughter; I'll have a separate post all about that.