|~ I'm wearing all handmade or secondhand stuff ~|
|~ with an old abalone pin I've had around ~|
Violet is made from thin linen, almost a gauze. I placed green tulle over the center panel to change the color/ texture. Then I accidentally melted it while ironing the pleated part with steam. Hence the lace bits and bobs. Worked a charm.
|~ ta for now ~|
Oh, I'm giving you the slip...
|~ the Briare Slip/ Dress ~|
Made from broadcloth and modified. Only 1 skirt layer, pockets added, and pleats instead of ruffles.
|~ neckline "embroidered" with multi-colored thread ~|
|~ pleated "ruffle" hem ~|
|~ les shoes ~|
Keep going for View Two and the Latest Slip...
|~ Okay, I'm saying cheese! ~|
Different day, same dress, shoes and bag.
|~ at the new neighborhood book stall ~|
New slip, sox and jewels.
|~ with Buddha on a long chain ~|
|~ latest Briare Slip ~|
Made from very light weight blush cotton, perhaps batiste, from my stash. Modifications included raising the waistline and lining the bodice with self fabric (thus eliminating bias binding neckline and arms).
|~ some kind of ruffle action here ~|
I did the 2 layer skirt as recommended which helped with the thinness of the fabric. And added torn strips edged with zigzag stitching which caused that ruffling you see. So I left it at that and put a couple of layers on each skirt. It's all very thin, soft and yet fluffy.
And that, my friends, is the end of my story.
Well, except for the bit about having fun with Patti and the Visibles at Not Dead Yet Style, and Catherine's I Will Wear What I Like, and don't forget Cherie's Shoe and Tell. Come on by.