God I love other people’s houses!!!! The above and below shots were taken at a very cutie-pie apartment – gorgeous colour combo’s and mini still-life’s abounded- I just couldn’t stop taking snaps. I really like how all the reds are echoed from tomatoes to cups to jug in the above shot, and who can resist a chi-chi bathroom in baby pink!

Stitchery: Red Alert

June 11, 2008

The above jacket comes courtesy of ‘Very Easy Vogue’ – V8414. I’ve made my version in a cherry red polyester crepe and lined the collar with a contrasting cotton fabric and I had the buttons made a to match. The jacket has three pleats in the back and elbow length sleeves. check out http://www.voguepatterns.com/item/v8414.htm to get the low down. A dress pattern is also part of the package

What to do with purple velvet, silver beads and feathers? Why not get all Moulin Rouge and whip up a fetching corset! This is the latest issuing from my stitching room – basically a store bought boned corset covered with super soft velvet and dripping with beads.

In this side view you can see all the puffs and fluffs of feathers and tulle I’ve added at the back to form a bustle. I’ve also made a mini skirt and draped a swathe of fabric across the front, edging it with fringing for extra effect.