Wednesday, August 12, 2009

August is here!

We are now in the month of August! Whew, where are the days going!

Swimsuit Cover-up Contest Results

The winners of the Craftzine / Singer Contest winners have been announced. Unfortunately, there will not be a new sewing machine for me anywhere in the near future. It was fun, I always enjoy challenging myself!

New Research

Now to move along. I have been researching something new which I have begun to make to sell in my Etsy shop.

The beauty of the veil! Working with veiling is wonderful. The end result is always that of beauty and delicacy!

I begin by conducting some research or background on a subject before I begin producing it for my shop. I find it so inspiring!

Birdcage Veiling

Why is it called the "birdcage"? It is called this because it is slightly bouffant and "enclosing" the face like a cage. It floats over the face with out rubbing against the ends of the eyelashes.

Hat- Germaine Vittu- 1942

Hat- Bergdorf-Goodman- 1960

Hat Bergdorf-Goodman- 1949

Pillbox- Paulette - 1964

Hat- John-Frederics- 1935-1945

The Beauty

I fell in love with the combination of the millinery elements to produce a lovely piece, each with their own characteristics.

So off to the workroom I go!

Check back soon to see what I have come up with!! All my pieces will be available for purchase in my Etsy Shop!

*Photos courtesy of Metropolitan Museum.*

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