Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Betsy Bustier with Belt

Ah, Betsy. My friend Beth, has the face of a Hollywood starlet. She is eloquent and sweet and she is also a member of my favorite Burlesque troupe, Mans Ruin Burlesque.

It is a simple top, yet is looks stunning on. I delivered it to her today, and she tried it on over a pair of black skinny jeans, it looked great.

I have made it using Hawaiian cotton barkcloth and lined it with a yummy rayon/viscose lining (the kind that you use in jackets). It has an open end zip in the back and the self covered belt is removable.

I will post some photos of her wearing the Betsy top on my flickr page soon.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


I could look at cherry printed fabric for hours. I can honestly say, it is one print that I never tire of. I have made this 'Rocker Girl Jane' dress using a beautifully smooth cotton. I have lined it in white polyester and used an invisible zip purchased from Harvey's in the Nicholas Building (I find the meshy Birch ones from retail shops scary and unreliable).
I have made it my goal to make up most of the cherry fabric that I have stockpiled by the end of [Australian] summer...we'll see how I go.
Speaking of cherries, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Justine from 62cherry and her ace husband Simon for setting up this blog for me as well as my website. Please click on the 62cherry link and check out her online store (I have bought 4 items from it already) and her very cool, very crafty blog too.
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