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Something New Something Old (Nothing Blue)

Added Dec 29, 2010

by dejanu

Tofino, Canada




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This is a project I did a couple of years ago from vintage lace doilies, silk curtains and linen tablecloth with lace edging.
I didn’t use a pattern, just made it on my mannequin so it has a sculptural quality. I sold the top separately but still have the skirt.
The skirt laces up the high waisted back ( no picture) with eyelet closures and eagle feathers that dangle from the botton of the leather lacing.
I found the eagle feathers floating on the surface of a lake close to where I live. I watched the eagle bathing in the lily pads and when it flew up into the cedar tree to dry off it opened it’s wings to the wind. I watched as some of his feathers fell out and landed on the surface of the water then paddled over to collect them. This is a very special garment to me.

Material Notes

vintage linens and laces,silk curtains, mother of pearl buttons, eagle feathers




Garment Type
Bridal, Other, Romantic, Steampunk, Victorian, Vintage
Lace/Sequins, Linen, Silk

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    May 22, 2011, 05.54 PMby Tokie Ang

    beautiful!! how do u make it? this is great!! :D

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      May 27, 2011, 12.06 AMby dejanu

      I was really ‘winging’ it with this one. I just started draping my mannequin and sewing here and there as I went along. Thanks for asking!

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      May 28, 2011, 12.05 PMby Tokie Ang

      wow..ic2..i like ur taste for the drapery..this is really cool!! :D

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    Dec 30, 2010, 08.39 AMby jeleena

    Wow! It looks great!

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    Dec 30, 2010, 03.05 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    i love the skirt. all of it is beautiful! is the skirt just done with pickups? i would love to make somthing similar!

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      Dec 30, 2010, 04.54 AMby dejanu

      Yes, it is done with pickups. I just adjusted them as I went along to create the shape I wanted.
      If you make something similar, I’d love to see it!

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    Dec 30, 2010, 01.15 AMby mamamodista

    The effect of it is lovely> I really think the skirt is fab and the fact that you posted something so dear to you makes it even lovelier!

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      Dec 30, 2010, 04.57 AMby dejanu

      Thank you! I’m glad to know that people are actually reading all that I’ve written. I was wondering if my description was getting a bit lengthy :)

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    Dec 30, 2010, 12.31 AMby britannica

    Wow, it’s very gorgeous and ethereal. I love that it is both beautiful and has a special meaning for you.

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      Dec 30, 2010, 04.59 AMby dejanu

      Thanks! I have it for sale right now…..but think I’ll end up keeping it for those reasons…..Plus, it’s fits me perfectly :)

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