Tuesday, June 17, 2014

White Cotton Sun Suit Tankini with Underwire Bra-Custom

This was a custom request with only the center model image to go by. There was no back image but because she wanted a stretch cotton fabric and not a typical swimwear fabric and she didn't want a zipper i decided to go with a scoop back and tie so that it could easily be put on and taken off. I also was guessing about the strap finishing but a standard adjustable back strap made the most sense. The bottoms are a basic low-rise brief with elastic edging.  I used a thin foam from a bra making suppler to line the cups and also used under wire. Inside i used a non-stretch white cotton that runs the full width of the bodice. Just 1/2 an inch under the bust and up between the cups and on the sides, like a bra front lining to keep the cups from stretching away from each other. I have noticed that a lot of cheap bustiers don't put in a non stretch support fabric between the cups and it never fits properly with out it. That's my little tip for the day :-)

Also if you are interested in having something made for you, my turn around is 4-6 months so do let me know ASAP! You can check out my Etsy shop under the same name Morningstar84

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Customer Photos June 2014

Just a few more customer photos that were shared with me recently, be sure to check out their blogs/websites too :-)
 The white Marilyn Monroe Bikini and the Happy Birthday dress.
 You can check out this lovely Marilyn Monroe look alike on her website here:

 The Pink checked Brigitte Bardot wedding dress. You can check out this stylish lady's blog here :

And lastly the gold ''Mira Sorvino Marilyn Dress'' being used again for a local theater production.
 You can check out my post about this dress here

Monday, June 9, 2014

Marilyn Monroe- How to Marry A Millionaire-Tan Wiggle Dress With Fur

  Styled after the dress worn by Marilyn Monroe as Pola Debevoise in ''How to marry a millionaire''
Fitted asymmetrical wiggle dress made using stretch suiting fabric in a warm tan, curved waist detail with bust darts. long raglan sleeves with elbow darts, one hip pocket, back invisible zipper, asymmetrical neckline with faux fur collar attached. A matching belt and muff finish off the outfit.
Below the pictures I used to create the outfit, i made the fur collar a bit smaller and i think more wearable than the original collar which increases in size as it moves down to the off center neckline, which can be seen best in the last image below. Check out my shop on Etsy Morningstar84

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Custom Wedding Gown

 This was a custom designed wedding gown, made using a cotton silk blend fabric with a scalloped lace over layer. Above is the starting sketch, after talking about the details that she was looking for. The final design has a wider strap, a higher back neckline and an added godet to the center back seam for a fuller train. The train is unlined to show off the lace pattern. Fitted through the body with a slight flair below the knee. The dress body is underlined in cotton for stability and has light weight boning in the side seams. The back skirt bustles with two hooks. back invisible zipper. Matching veil features the same lace as the dress, hand cut to trim the edge.

Marilyn Monroe Outfits With a Twist

White alencon lace with ivory satin underlining made with a full length wiggle dress and a sexy front slit. See my first post about this dress here:

Marilyn Monroe Piano Dress- See the Origional post about this dress here:

The Marilyn Monroe Polka Dot Bikini in Navy Blue- See the origional post and color Here: 
See my first post about this dress in the original blue color here: http://morningstar84.blogspot.com/2012/11/marilyn-monroes-blue-polkadot-sundress.html

Custom Hot Pink Evening Gown

 This custom gown was inspired by the stills below. Made using a hot pink bias cut satin fabric with gold trimmed under bust band. Low scoop back with invisible zipper. The bust straps are twisted and hand sewn to a ribbon on the underside to keep the twist in place and hook at the back of the neck. I also did full coverage cups as requested by my customer with built in bra cups. A matching bracelet/cuff with gold trim and pink covered buttons.

Elizabeth Taylor- Cat On A Hot Tin Roof-Chiffon Dress

 This is a dress I just finished. I have a back log of dresses made in the past month or so that i haven't blogged about yet, i will be adding those soon.  I have been busy between my teething baby and orders.

My client chose a plum chiffon with a plum satin lining. The waist has some elastic at the seam to allow for a baby bump as well as some extra holes in the belt to make fitting easier to adjust. The chiffon drapes along the V-neckline in one piece in the back, the front is draped in 4 pieces, though the original dress has the diagonal side drapes coming from the back piece (not as separately cut details) but its easier to alter later with normal side seams. The skirt is two full circles for the chiffon and one circle for the satin lining so there are side front and back seams in the chiffon. My Etsy shop Morningstar84