A little while ago my friend Lindsay asked me to help her create part of her costume for a new piece she was creating.  These button up jackets are sewn from a sturdy stretchy mesh and stretch lace for ease of movement. Peplum is longer in the back in a nod to Victorian style.


I was thrilled with how they came out, and love how they work with her beautiful choreography. I screen capped a couple of bits from her performance until stills become available.

Only Bird by Lindsay R Pierce

You can see her whole piece, performed with Errin, here:

I’m making a couple minor modifications and adding them to the shop soon.

Oh Betty.

I saw a capelet like this on Betty Draper a few episodes back (yes, we’re behind by a couple seasons) and I’ve been obsessing about it ever since. I finally had a minute to sit down and try to work it out. There are still a couple things I need to tweak, but it’s pretty close! (For the record, her’s was fur)

Ollie, he looks fierce, but he’s such a softie!

Meet Oliver. He is a proper British octopus, raised in the English Channel. One day, he fell in love with an exotic lady octopus named Maria, visiting England aboard a rather grand Spanish galleon. So entranced by Maria was he, Edward gave up his life of comfort and took off to the open sea to be with her. They enjoyed several years of adventure, until one day when a cantankerous white whale by the name of Moby decided Maria looked a little too tasty. Edward tried on vain to save her, losing a leg in the process. So heartbroken was he, that he gave up his life in the ocean, returning to the Channel, where I found him crying amongst the mermaids. Please love him and give him a good home, as he has a very tender heart and is a loyal companion. He likes cuddles and cartoons and breakfast in bed. Oh, and the occasional scooter ride for those days when he longs to feel the breeze and reminisce about his lost love.

(made for a friend)