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Sunday, 6 April 2014


This is my beautiful friend Ellie

She came over on the week end and she was my "doll"! 
I dressed her up in this gown I made last year... 
It was inspired by Cosette from Les Miserable! I made and wore if for a friend's "Heroines of Literature" party! Though I have a few photo's we didn't really do a full photo shoot and I've really wanted to put this up!

these are some shots of me that a friend took with her great camera!
(this is her blog: http://bethiquettes.blogspot.com.au/)

was so pleased I could take a few snap shots of this stunner!
(just taken with an iPhone)

the bonnet

(bit random but...) I fell in love with her shoulders! 
they are perfect shape for this time period! I know, who notices the shape of some one's shoulder/neck line... but through the 1800's in all those pictures/painting you see they have that curved shoulder line... it was the fashion! and hers are like that!

 She looked so pretty in this dress!

the back of the gown with sash and bow

this one was make from a dooner cover if I remember correctly...
It had a lovely design at the side so I used it for the skirt! 
Which makes it look less like it was just a bed cover!

I put in an invisible zip down the back (it did also have a hook and eye, but I had to re-do the zip since it broke and hadn't replaced the hook... after sewing in the new zipper) 

Thanks Ellie for a fantastic day! 
So loved having you for my model, you're welcome to be my model any time! 

I hope you enjoyed this post, Rose xx


I have been sick this past week. Confined to my bed. No sewing for me! 
and since I hadn't done any drawing in quite a while...
I thought I would do a bit whilst staying in bed all that time!

These were inspired by Narnia!

and here these are drawing I did a while back now. 
But I liked them so much I thought I'd share them with you!

this one is Cosette - Les Miserable - 

Elizabeth Swann - Pirates of the Caribbean -

Rapunzel - Tangled -
This one I drew for a friend. I was so pleased with the result! 
(I almost didn't want to part with it haha)

Which is your favourite??? 

Thursday, 3 April 2014


 I had been wanting a mannequin for a long time... 
but for the type I wanted it was going to be no lower than $100 and I didn't really want to pay that yet.

However! A friend was selling hers for $50!
Though it isn't exactly what I wanted... I wasn't going to get any better for that price... 
it is in great condition and works perfectly for what I'll be using it for and I'm really happy with it!

Here you can also see the petty-coat I'll be using for Anna's Coronation Gown...
you can see it is displayed heaps better on the dummy! 

also (randomly) I found some of these awesome heart pins!
my piano teacher game me some ages ago and they are just really handy... 
but you know how it goes pins do wonder off after a while AND I FOUND MORE!

Have a great day... 
happy sewing!

                           Rose xx