This is another kind of simple / silly project, but I’m still really happy with it and want to show it off.
For years I’ve had a paper lantern for my hanging pendant lamp that I dyed red, but since I’m switching my room from a red & gold theme to silver & blue, I also wanted a CHEAP new lampshade.
I looked online at a bunch of places to find a pendant lamp shade, but couldn’t find anything. I was considering just going with another paper lantern from IKEA (which at $4.99 totally fits the cheap requirement) but I wanted a drum shade instead – I don’t know why… but I just thought the shape was better for the look I was going for.
New blog post! I made a heavily embellished teal and silver hat for my Byzantine costume wardrobe
Back in 2016 I made a Byzantine costume for an event/competition (where I won first place in the advanced category!) and part of that was a gorgeous, fun, huge fan-shaped hat called the Propoloma. My pattern was speculative, and I could see two different ways to accomplish the hat – but liked the idea of a very packable hat, especially considering how often SCA events are well out of town and require costumes that will pack up into a suitcase or duffle bag easily.
The first hat was golden, which worked well with that first costume I made (blue, with red and gold accessories) and it also worked really well with the second Byzantine costume I made too (green with gold)…
…. but then I was gifted this amazing teal top embellished with silver beads, sequins, and French wire… and the ONLY thing I could see in my mind’s eye for this was elements for another Byzantine accessory.
I’m calling this a Throwback Thursday because this is actually a corset I made a while ago (so I don’t have any work-in-progress photos either). I made this to sell, back when I was hoping to get commissions for custom work (I’m not looking to do custom work anymore).
A bit about this corset:
This overbust corset is has an outer fabric at the centre front which is made of silver applied dots over black velvet, creating a glittery effect. The remaining fabric on this corset is sturdy black cotton. The corset is lined in black cotton. This is a two-layer corset; no interlining.