Friday, December 24, 2010

Quote of the Day

"And have you never known the pleasure and triumph of a lucky guess?—I pity you.—I thought you cleverer—for, depend upon it a lucky guess is never merely luck. There is always some talent in it."

-Emma, Chapter I

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Quote of the Day

"Is there a felicity in the world," said Marianne, "superior to this? - Margaret, we will walk here at least two hours."

- Marianne, Sense and Sensibility, Chapter IX

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Savannah's dress

Here is a dress I made for my friend, Savannah. Savannah is very involved in political events and wanted a dress to wear to them, so I made this for her. We worked on a fairly tight budget and I was pleasantly surprised how well the material fit the style. The dress features a lace-up back, a mock-underskirt and double-ruffles on the sleeves.
Sorry I don't have more close-up photos of the details, but enjoy the few that I have here! I used this pattern.

Here we are on the authentic bridge *cough* Kathryn is on the left, Savannah in the middle and yours truly on the right.
Awww... friends! 

Monday, December 13, 2010


I did this hairstyle a while back on my sister. She has just gorgeous hair that curls perfectly! Unfortunately I can hardly remember how I did this one, but I think I twisted the top part into a curly mass and then clipped the bottom part up and under it, added a flower and voila! a pretty hairstyle!

I snapped these pictures quickly before she left for the concert she was attending.

Back view

The flower!

Side view

Top view

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Quote of the Day

"I suppose you are not musical," said Fanny, "as I see no piano.... I wonder how you can exist without one. It almost seems to me a necessary of life."

-Fanny, North and South, Chapter XII

Friday, December 10, 2010

"Sophie Hutton"

"Compliments of Dr. Harrison"

As you might already know, I love the movie "Cranford". It is so cute and the costumes are great and it makes you want to spend a week there! Anyway, when I saw the dress that Sophie Hutton wears during the scene in the woods I knew I had to make it! But I couldn't find a pattern that was close enough to it! So, after trial and error and lots of hair pulling, I created my own pattern for it! It could still use a lot of improvement, especially in the back, but it still is one of my very favorite creations I have ever made! Enjoy the pictures!

Front view of the dress

Back view

Sleeve detail - this was a pain to do, but I love the way it came out!

Neckline detail. 
The scarf around the neck I made out of a very thin curtain. It is a square folded in half.

Waistline detail. The belt is made of velvet-y ribbon.


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