Sunday, December 27, 2015

The Spirit of Winter











I made this bodice back in 2012, embroidering the sequin and rhinestone zone front from the comfort of my dorm room in London. The trimmings and sequins were bought in the lovely little haberdashery shops around Regent and Berwick Streets. I finished sewing it all up while in Paris that summer, and since then it has sat untouched and unloved thrown in with the rest of my sewing graveyard. This week I finally stitched some eyelets down the back and got to wear my sparkling blue bodice!

Is it in any way historically accurate? No. So I decided to pair it with a brand new glittering organza skirt. The skirt turned out very princess worthy, and shed glitter ALL OVER my sewing room. I am storing it in a trash bag because this skirt is a glitter bomb, I'm sure I left a trail of silver glitter in the snow! The white cloak is one of the oldest costume pieces I have and was made for me by my wonderful mother back when I was a tween (for an Arwen Halloween costume). What could be better than a fully lined crushed velvet cloak?!

I had originally wanted to post photos of this wintry costume for Christmas Eve, but it hadn't snowed in a while and I knew I wanted photos in the snow! It snowed on Christmas day, and then again that night, meaning Saturday was perfectly winter wonderland worthy. I can't say this ensemble kept me particularly warm (I'd need a flannel petticoat and nice mitts for that to be true!) but it sure was fun prancing around in the snow despite the cold!


I hope you all have had a lovely holiday, I am looking forward to many things in the coming new year, including lots of sewing projects of course! I have been using my time off to sketch and plan my next few projects and can't wait to get started, except that I have promised myself I will clean my sewing room before I start anything new....It may take me a while to clean up the glitter from this skirt!


10 comments:

  1. Oh you look like some sort of Christmas fairy or like you should be on top of a tree. Absolutely stunning.

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    1. Thank you Tanith! I felt a bit like a Christmas decoration in this ensemble for sure :)

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  2. How lovely all that hand beading is!

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  3. Oh Bianca, you are a radiant vision of ethereal beauty. Words escape me. This ensemble is dreamy, sophisticated, and utterly sublime. I wish I was writing a novel (or any kind of book) for which one of these photos would the perfect match for the cover, as it so deserves to appear on one.

    Swoon!

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you Jessica <3 I was so glad it snowed so I could get wintry photos :)

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  4. Snow and sparkles ~ now, it really doesn't get any better than that! I love that you managed to pull together a complete costume after the bodice was languishing for so long. It gives me hope for some of my UFOs that are hanging around... ;) ❤

    xox,
    bonita of Lavender & Twill

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  5. I have velvet cloak envy!! This is perfectly ice princess in all its glittery glory. Fabulous photos.

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