Something New Something Old (Nothing Blue)

Added Dec 29, 2010

by dejanu

Tofino, Canada

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Description

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

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Bridal, Other, Romantic, Steampunk, Victorian, Vintage
Material
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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