Gorgeous Vintage Thimble and Snap Earrings by My Aunt Debbie.
Antique Lace Pouf Sleeve Shrug by Holly Stalder.
Recycled Suitpants Corset by Damsel In Thisdress.
Victorian Cameo Cuff in Purple and Black Leather by Tom Banwell.
Victorian gothic lolita ruffle miniskirt by Black Mirror Design.
Victorianesque capelet with ruffles and pleated shoulders by ParaNoire.
Vintage Victorian lace collar corsage by Nostalgic Corner.
Steampunk necklace by OpulentOddities.
Baroque Collar Wrap by Bonzie.
Corset by Milo Creative Studios
Victorian Tattered Corset Vest Top from Mano Bello at Cync00 eco fashion
lauantai 30. elokuuta 2008
Using recycled jeans has been a DIY favorite material since the 60´s. It´s durable, easy to sew and very available. Just one thing I miss.. variety in color.. Most crafters and designers continue using light blue denim as their most commonly used color. Why, when there´s so many other shades available?? If black, snow bleach, acid wash or untreated darkblue denim is not available denim can always be tinned (dirty treatment), colored, spraypainted or painted to give your project a different look. Just by using various shades of blue helps to make the design more intresting. Below are some of my September denim favorites. They all have a unique beautiful design. Just imagine what they would look like made from a different colored or treated denim.
Recycled denim jacket by SEWN BY DCC
Jeans Couture by Adnan Hassan
Denim belt chair reconstruction by Monkey Giggles.
Recycled Fashion Show at 2008 Maker Faire. Photo by Fiber Queen.
Hobo Bag by Nemesiam.
Recycled punky patchwork denim dungarees dress by Princess Tiger Mouse.
tiistai 26. elokuuta 2008
Invisible Book Shelf tutorial from Instructables.
A padded suitcase is the cat's meow -- and just the ticket for a contented kitty.
How to Make a Retro Pet Bed? from Natural Home. This pet bed uses the better half of a junk-store suitcase whose days on the luggage carousel are long gone. Simply remove the top of your vintage valise and tuck a feather pillow inside. An easy-to-remove flannel pillowcase makes laundering a breeze. This perch is the perfect curling-up spot for the discriminating catnapper.
lauantai 23. elokuuta 2008
Curvy muctaches haven´t been in fashion for dechades, but recently I´ve noticed them popping around everywhere. One of these places has been Etsy and a few of my favorite blogs. Tens of different Etsy shop keepers have listed mustache-items lately (currently 414 items). Not only does a carefully waxed and shaped mustache give you a classic 20´s look but it also gives you a humoristic disguise. I bought mine from Paraphernalia a few months ago. When are you going to join this Poirot-movement? How about making your own and maybe hosting mustache theme party for your firends??? Who ever thought that the Bearded Lady would be a DIY trendsetter one day?
Felt mustaches and beards by Lupin at Etsy.
Strap on mustaches by NDechent at Etsy.
Faux facial hair by Born Lippy at Etsy.
Mustache envy kit and mustaches-on-a-stick by Some Things Hiding Here at Etsy.
Mustache pint glasses from Bread and Badger. Via Design Sponge interior blog.
Lately I´ve spent hours in Etsy shopping for stuff for an upcomig party. The event theme is rock/burlesque/fetish. It is going to be crazy. So far I have bought this steampunk styled leather mask, black lace fan and victorian lace neck corset from Etsy. Of course all handmade and unique.
My idea is to be a steampunk-rockabilly-victorian gal with a Alexander McQueen vibe. Below some inspiration images on the dress. I have the patterns bought, but I still need to find the fabric... It would be good if I could find it from a thriftstore or fleamarket so I would not have to buy it new.. I´m going to decorate the corset with all the brass colored watch movements and parts I have bought from Etsy in the few months. The whole thing is propably going to weigh a ton but I don´t mind. My sewing machine is still at the repair guy so I have no idea how I will get the dress done in time... But I´m a firm believer of last-minute-panic so things have a tendency to work out. That´s what being creative is all about!
Tartan and pinstripe fishtail skirts and corset by viogeminidesigns.
Burlesque pencil skirt by Maisy Brown Repro Retro
Hair inspiration: Image from andyseyecandy.etsy.com
maanantai 18. elokuuta 2008
Woollen socks are a must in Scandinavia and they are the most comfortable thing to wear at home. But I´m terrible in knitting! I just don´t get it how it´s done... That´s why I was really happy to find these reconstructed sweater slippers by Zerkahloostrah. You can find her work at Flickr or zerkahloostrah.etsy.com. These would make a wonderfull christmass gift idea for my friends this year!
take.off.your.clothes makes clothes, accessories and soft jewelry from reusing old sweatshirts. I love his design style. Items also available from takeoffyourclothes.etsy.com.
sunnuntai 17. elokuuta 2008
Leanimal is a sustainable fashion brand designed by Leanne Marshall. I find her fashions very inspirational. She uses loads of draped fabric to form beautiful details on clothing. Leanimal has a shop at Etsy. Too bad almost all of her clothes are sold out at the moment, but I hope she will have new available soon.. Meanwhile you can check out the "sold" section and get inspired!