Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A Different Kind of Art

This is art created with my sewing machine. I'd like to say that the stitched and beaded blouse was my creation but honesty won't let me. For the last week or so I have been creating with my sewing machine instead of paper and ink. I designed and made the waist cinch which is held together in the back with snaps, made from black Duchess Satin. The skirt is made from a commercial pattern with a fairly heavy upholstery type fabric in a soft sage green and cream. It is a full 360 degree circle and it was difficult to get the gathers to stay in so I could stitch them permanently because it is so heavy. I tried to take the picture with my wig on the wig head but it didn't want to stay on the top of the dress form so you only get to see the hat that will go on my head after the wig.
This is only part of the final costume for my other hobby (Cowboy Action Shooting) that I share with my hubby. For anyone interested you can check it out at I will add other pieces to this over the rest of the summer and hopefully have the full costume finished for the last shoot of the season wich is Labour Day weekend.
We are off for two weeks as of Friday heading to two different shoots on two different weekends in two different provinces. Catch you all when I return.


Gayle Page-Robak said...

What a lovely dress, have done a beautiful job sewing it. Well done! Enjoy your shoot!

ellen said...

have a wonderful time. the skirt is quite lovely...give a shout when you get back

Michi, Orange County, CA said...

What an exciting hobby, Sandie!!! Cowboy Action Shooting and designing & creating your own costume!! Your hobbies are TOO MUCH FUN!!!!!