Thursday, June 2, 2011

More....

More bustles and more shirring elastic.... More trapese-line top (from my book) variations. This time, a 2-metre piece of voile from Clear It ($5 per metre) was folded top and bottom to make a dress length diamond shape...and then the shirring elastic was put into action! So yes... more poncing about and more swishing of bustly bits. (Anyone would think that bustles didn't go out of fashion over 100 years ago).
Oh, and here's a large zipper rose (instructions are also in Le Book).
EDITED TO ADD: I just found a weekend where I can schedule a Pattern-Free Top Workshop - if you need a bit of help to get started with this method... or just want a fun sewing day. Details here.

19 comments:

Vic said...

Where is the drooly emoticon when I need it?

Wow.

I am SO excited about your book; I have been flicking through it constantly since it arrived yesterday & I can't wait to secure some sewing time to have a play; I especially love the clothes... oh how I love the clothes! You are amaaaaaaaaazing. Yes you are.

Tas said...

The world needs more bustles. Just don't start fiddling with corsets!

Andi said...

This is my favourite one yet!!!
Love the colour, the style, the bustly bits, EVERYTHING!!!
Wish I had a body that could wear it.
xx

Sew Useful Designs said...

WOW!!!!! Super cool! Love, love,love this garment! You are so incredibly clever Nikki!

Warm wishes! Vikki :-)

Leonie said...

Love the bustley dresses, they suit you to a T Miss Nikki :-)

Michelle said...

Think my comment got lost.
It's superb. Beautifully executed and such braveness to keep going to the next step of fascinating perfection. It's very, very beautiful and I want one badly....

red in oz said...

Vivienne Westwood would be proud of you.

Looks fantastic!

Leonie said...

Love, Love, just down right LOVE IT!!

Amanda said...

Looks very feminine

Jody Pearl said...

Stunning creation and you wear it well.

Fiona said...

Very cool dress ... love the bustle (not sure I could pull it off!)

Annie said...

You are just TOO cool for school, you sexy thing!!

Anonymous said...

Nic, so love this. The colour too, just perfect.
Kerry

meli B said...

Your work is getting wilder and wilder but I like it! Some of us may need less bustle than others.

Carolyn said...

Love the clothes. Looks fantastic!

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Katherine said...

You're amazing and oh-so-clever! You look gorgeous in your latest creation, Nikki. Hope you keep poncing about. You're an inspiration.

our shabby cottage said...

OOOOOO, I LOVE this version Nikki, I could see myself in this!! Bring back the Bustle I say.

Fer said...

Geez you're awesome.

It's never too late to reintroduce the bustle!

lisa :: the red thread said...

I'm so bad at commenting, but I just wanted to say how much I LOVE your cool freestylin' clothes! I particularly loved the dark grey one. They look fabulous on you Nikki.