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