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.

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Boots: Not made for walking

September 13, 2007

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Emma Greenwood is the master footwear designer behind these beautiful paper shoes. ‘The Spectrum Boot’ is made entirely out of paint swatches and is feat (pun intended as always) of engineering. Greenwood has made a range of shoes out of paper products  – such as cards, stamps, cardboard and patty pan cases for her window show at Craft Victoria.

 to read more visit http://www.theprogram.net.au/featuresSub.asp?id=5225

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Who remembers with sadness and regret the terrible fashion mistakes of their past? What adult wouldn’t want to go back in time, just to tweak a cord pantsuit, accessorise a little more that party frock? It is with this regret in mind that I now work to create flash fash for the youngsters in our midst. See below my reworking of a potentially life destroying summer wardrobe for baby, I’ve updated the look with modern fabs and a touch of jaunty rick rack.

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The above pattern came at a cost of 20 cents from the local op-shop. I’ve added the applique circles to give the pinnie a more up-and-coming look.

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