Tuesday, November 3, 2015

A Top Hat for a Witchy Gown

~Me, posing in my witchy gown (2012)~
Remember this costume, I made it in 2012? I finally had the opportunity to wear it over Halloween weekend to a friend's party - yippy! I didn't want to wear my feathered witch's hat (pictured); it just didn't fit the costume and it felt a bit cliche-ish. I had on hand a man's black felt top hat and immediately decided this was the way to go! 

Unfortunately, when the top hat idea struck me and all the decision making came down (colors, fabrics, ribbon, glitter, feathers - what to do, WHAT TO DO?!), it was three hours before the party on Friday night. I sped to Michael's Crafts, walked briskly through the front doors, and entered Christmas. NO! No, no! Surely, there was an isle somewhere marked "Clearance" loaded with Halloween stuff? No. There were four bins, violently rifled through, next to the checkout lanes. I happily took what I could get! With lightening speed and gobs of hot glue, a witchy top hat magically came to be...

Happy November, my wonderful friends! Blessings and happy sewing!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Flapper Style at Kent State Museum of Fashion

This past Sunday I spent the afternoon at Kent State Museum of Fashion viewing (ogling, swooning and drooling over) their newest exhibit, Flapper Style: 1920s Fashion. It opened on September 25 and runs until Sunday, September 4, 2016. From evening dresses to day dresses, bridal wear to swim wear, the variations of style during this era are well represented in the exhibit. When I first entered the gallery, I was so taken by it all - the glamor, the brilliance, the colors, the fabrics - I didn't know where to begin, I had to gather myself! Have a peek...

~Evening dress made from black faille silk and black net~

~Pink and lame silk brocade cape~

~Red and tan velvet hat~

~Emerald silk chiffon evening dress with beaded silk satin, pearl and diamond embroidery~

~Orange silk, gold brocade, and pleated lame day dress~

~Beaded evening bag in gold, silver, and navy; gold metal chain and frame~

 For more photos of this fabulous exhibit, please visit my Pinterest page. Blessings and happy ogling!