Well...since my last post, I have gone down the rabbit hole of burlesque costume making...Oh dear...My tiny sewing room has expanded through the door and into my living room. We now only have one couch to sit on. There are lost sequins scattered across the house. I have to prevent my cats from attacking the expensive feather trims... I am exhausted, because I am building this new tower while still working my current job, but I am feeling happier and more alive.
This is a corset I am currently working on.
I made this dress! I didn't know what I was getting myself into when my friend, Lana, requested me to make this for her. I made it on a tight deadline over a weekend and I don't really know how I did it, BUT I felt so proud of myself when I finished it.
A Vogue Bridal pattern - what was I thinking?! I have learnt that one has to work with precision on these patterns or else the pattern will simply not work. This meant a lot of patience and a lot of hand sewing to keep all the slippery satin in place.
Uhm...part of any burlesque costume is a gorgeous, sparkly set of pasties(covers for the nipples).
A huge part of what I do now, is the making of pasties in all shapes and sizes. Of course, these kinky little items are not just for burlesque performers. I have had one or two of my salon clients order pasties for themselves!
Here is the deal:
I admire bloggers who regularly manage to make something, get dolled up, take photo's and then write about it. As for me: I prefer taking snap shots with my phone and posting them on Instagram with a quick description of what I am getting up to. It just fits my lifestyle better.
My sewing has also taken me into a new direction. Sewing Spree was all about learning how to sew, discovering new sewing patterns and talking about how great it is to finally be able to sew clothes that fit my curvy body. I used to get excited about everyday clothes, but now I am all about hot fix crystals and making myself a rockabilly dress (and a mermaid costume). Right now, I need to go with the magic.
So...if you are interested in this new direction of mine, you are welcome to find me on Instagram
at "Ametrine Creations". If this is not quite your cup of tea, I sincerely want to thank you for having joined me on this first part of my sewing journey. xxx