Thursday, November 24, 2016

JFK Happy Birthday Mr. President Dress - Detail Closeups

With the famous Birthday dress being auctioned off once again there are tons of new photos and videos all over the internet of the details and i wanted to share some of those with you guys. I have been trying to figure out the curved seam in the skirt and after talking with a number of people over on my instagram and zooming in on videos i have come to the conclusion that it ends in a dart near the high hip somewhere below and between the side dart and front dart. What once looked like a very basic shaped dress has proven to be much more detailed and clever on closer inspection. I plan to update my pattern to reflect these details soon, though will probably make some adjustments so that it is easier to alter for a range of sizes. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Marilyn Monroe's Bus Stop Showgirl Costume

Finally got to make this amazing outfit! I used a green stretch satin and used pre-strung black sequins hand sewing them into the fish scale pattern, the green is then sewn to a nude bra with black fishnet and finished off with gold fringe, i bough two gold beaded appliques for the hip and added gold rhinestones, legs are finished with elastic and zips up the back, the tulle train is re-moveable as well just like the original costume, I purposefully didn't make all the sequins line up as the original had a used and altered look. I would have put the costume on a dress form but don't have one small enough with legs so a hanger had to do :-)

below pictures of the actual costume and publicity shots of Marilyn herself.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Bettie Page Heart Bikini

Custom request item styled after the red and gold heart bikini made and worn by Bettie Page, i used a beautiful Chinese Brocade and lined it in cotton, the cups have a light foam cup inside, halter tie and under bust tie, the bottoms have elastic at the legs and hook at the hip. Below the photos used for reference :-)