Friday, December 2, 2011

Finished draping the inner hood

It needs to be ironed, but you get the idea. I draped the inner hood. Now all I have to do is cut the real fabric for the inner hood. Sweet!

Has anyone here tried draping a head?

This is a first. I have never draped a head before. I wanted to get the right look for the "underhood" for the Flame Handmaiden. It kind of reminds me of a balaklava.
Well you learn something new everyday!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Everyone like my assistant?

Haha! I taped my styrofoam head to my dress form. Don't judge me, it works. ;)
If you take a good look at the Flame Handmaiden outfit, the hood is actually attached to a panel of fabric that goes over the dress. I replicated the seams on the shoulders and one simple seam on the top of the hood.
Once again, obviously not dyed yet.... But I'm getting there! I will be dying swatches tonight!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Update on Flame Handmaiden

After moving we had some problems with the internet, so here are some updates shots of the Flame Handmaiden... Obviously they aren't dyed yet but I have figured out the outer sleeves and drafted a pretty good pattern for them.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween at the Layton House

My kids, my Muses...

My Daughter dressed as Mother Gothel from her FAVORITE movie Tangled. I LOVE Halloween!

For all of you Lord of the Rings fans out there. My Son dressed up as Aragorn from Fellowship. Looks Great!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Queen Amidala Red Invasion Gown

I was just contacted by a wonderful family in Australia to commission the Queen Amidala "Red Invasion Gown".

I can't wait to get started. Follow my work on my sister blog -

Monday, August 8, 2011

Are there any "Princess and the Frog Fans" out there?

Lets set aside Tangled for a moment and appreciate another great Disney animated work of art. Princess and the Frog. I received and email form a woman who's son wanted dress as Prince Naveen on their trip to DisneyLand.

Won't he look so princely! 

Sunday, August 7, 2011

New Rapunzel Pictures

I finally took updated pictures of my Interpretation of Rapunzel (Tangled Style). It shows the modesty panel and the embroidery all the way around.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Where did Flynn go?

I keep on getting emails about "where are the pictures of the finished Flynn Rider costume?"

I have no idea where they went!

I am posting the two pics I can find.... ack! I'll hopefully find the rest. Sorry guys!

 Flynn's Satchel

Flynn's vest, almost done!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Flynn's Jacket... Almost done!

I lined the jacket with a super lightweight quilt batting and super soft brown garment lining. Then sewed over thr chalk lines I mapped out using the pictures I have as a guide.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Flynn's Vest

So I cut the vest pieces and cut additional pieces for the top front and back yoke.
Now I am using taylor's chalk to mark where I will stitch for the top stitching on the yoke and the bodice part.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Updated Rapunzel Pictures - With the Modesty Panel

Here are the updated pictures of the Rapunzel Bodice to all of you out there that don't want everyone to see the goods, lol. I added snaps to the inside of the bodice and the panel so it can snap on and off. Yay!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Pastel Lake Gown Necklace Template

On the Lake Gown page, I have posted the template for the necklace and arm bands. They are kind of scruffy looking, but, It does the job!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Now that Rapunzel is done, I think I am...

...going to be working on Padme's Parade Costume from  Star Wars Episode I, Phantom Menace and Flynn Rider to keep things interesting. I will be starting a page for the Parade Costume.

To see more tutorials or information on a commission, follow this link...

Friday, March 4, 2011