Posts tagged ‘modesty’

June 22, 2012

Nissa dress photoshoot

It always amazes me that this:

Can come from this (plus a really great photographer and a super amazing model):

(I used nearly 20 different white fabrics including eyelet and lace)

This is the new and improved design for the Nissa Dress! I’ll be detailing the new pattern in a post soon.

You can see the best pictures of this dress in my shop, but I thought I’d share some behind-the-scenes pictures here.

We took pictures at a church. To get a good background the model did some climbing 🙂

The bouquet is made of oregano blossoms from my garden. I think it adds a nice touch without taking attention away from the dress. And as you can see in the next photo, it was a fun prop too.

This particular model was such a joy to work with – she’ll be appearing again for sure!

One last aside, I entered this in the Zibbet Wedding Challenge and although I didn’t get in the top 5, it was still featured here on Pinterest!

April 6, 2012

My Twinn doll garden photoshoot

"Katherine" My Twinn doll dress and apron

Photography is not my strong point. Fortunately, I have a sister who is very good at it. Moriah took some beautiful pictures yesterday of my “Katherine” dress and apron for My Twinn dolls.

"Katherine" My Twinn doll dress and apron hem detail

The Katherine dress and apron were designed and named for the woman who gave me my doll and got me interested in making doll clothes again.

I made the dress and apron some time ago, and we had taken some pictures then too, but they weren’t nearly as nice as these!

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February 29, 2012

My first 1912 Project pattern!

I’m so excited to get started! Unfortunately, I wont have a chance to work on it until tomorrow. I’m thinking of making it up in modern fabric, so as to make a pretty summer dress, but we’ll see 🙂

February 24, 2012

Me? An Experienced Costumer?

I suppose it’s official now that I have been placed in the Experienced category for the Double Period Project (DPP) at Your Wardrobe Unlock’d – right alongside ladies from England and Belgium!

My entry into the DPP 1912 Experienced category

Jordan Newhouse | Your Wardrobe Unlockd. <<<click to see the other entries

Last year I pored over the DPP entries (the two periods of history highlighted being the Revolutionary period 1770-1789 and the Natural Form of 1876-1882) and wondered if I could even dream of being at the level of artistry of the winners. I’m still wondering 😉 but at least I’m working toward that dream!

If you haven’t yet seen it, my dress diary with details and inspiration photos for all four garments in this outfit can be found here.

December 27, 2011

15% off my favorite sewing patterns!

Year-end Sale Now in Progress at Sense & Sensibility Patterns. (Sale from now through the end of the year)

There are not only patterns–there are also dollar downloads and eBooks. If you like history, fashion, or historical fashion you must take a look!

I use Sense and Sensibility Patterns to make the dress in my Zibbet shop. You can see even more things that I’ve created from these patterns here in my gallery.