I taught Ellie to sew when she was about 7, it took her about 6 months to finish her first piece, a cross stitch, and she then went on to make all sorts of things. She is very talented and I was so impressed with her outfit for this weekend.
She had taken inspiration from Belle from Beauty and the Beast and turned one of Kerry’s old medieval dresses into this fantastic costume. She removed the sleeves and neck trim and altered the lacing on the back.
She added all the little charms to it on the shoulder and the broach parts to the skirt to make it Steampunk and with the addition of a bought belt and cape has got herself an amazing outfit for very little money.
There are tea cup charms here and roses and clocks on the belt and she has a little purse with a rose petal in.
She also made the necklace, using bits of old jewelry and charms. The back features a train made from a sari she picked up at one of the medieval markets.
She even found a beast to dance with!
I am so glad that she enjoys being creative, she has already started work on not one but two outfits for next year!
I had added lace to my velvet jacket and boots, the jacket was a charity find and the boots I have had for about 10 years.
With the addition of some more keys on my hat and another charity shop bargain bag I had an outfit for Saturday and wore an adaptation of this for Sunday with one my new hats from the festival and another lace chocker.
I also bought some fab new/old boots. the ones I wore on Saturday while gorgeous were not comfy so Sunday I started off in a pair of lacy flats until we passed an antique shop on the way in and I saw these beautiful shoes at a bargain price.
They are flamenco shoes so very appropriate for the amount of time I spend in Spain.Think they might need a little lace as well though!
I have been thinking a lot about my next make and have come up with a plan which I shall tell you all about in the next post. This was partly inspired by a conversation with this lovely lady.
You may recognise the fabric that she used for her jacket. I bought some of this at the Steampunk market here last year as I already had it in the grey and black colourway.
I have used mine for a bag for Yarndale and have bought some more fabric from the same range from this year’s market which I will show you later.
I love this outfit, she looks so fabulous! Thanks Allison for letting me take pictures of you and share them here.
As well as outfits people create and adapt some wonderful vehicles, this was an amazing VW camper, absolutely incredible the amount of detail that has gone into this by the creators, The Bucyrus Brothers.
Have been steadily working away at bags and pouches in between marking, enjoying the lull before the storm as term starts in a few weeks and I am teaching most Saturdays until mid November.
Will see you again in a few days when I shall share my musings with you.
Thanks for visiting and have a fun week.