Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Shannon models

Shannon loves this eclectic outfit done in a Bohemian-esk style.


But she doesn't get to keep it.


It was made for a swap with the friend that does my dolls' custom faceups.

hand embroidered

  • The crocheted hat was made with a tiny ball of handspun. 
  • The hap shawl was cut from my husband's old work shirt. 
  • The corset, (both the outer velveteen fabric and the inner lining), was made from a pillow sham. It was then embroidered by hand using floss and beads left over from other projects.
  • The skirt is made from the leg of a pair of shorts with the ruching detail provided by a coordinating grosgrain string tie from the same shorts. 
  •  The tights were made from a t-shirt found on sale at Micheals
  • The detached sleeves were made from fabric leftover from other projects.


cjbj said...

Great outfit, but wow the corset, all that detail, I can feel the love in it.

Anonymous said...

Hi such a great creation "o talented one"!!! I are enjoy reading your blot but I have a hard time leaving comments so I guess I'm a lurker! !
Carol s

Marlene said...

Thanks cjbj. I really enjoyed sewing and embellishing the corset. I'd love to get back to it and make a few more but I have so many demands on my time that it might be a while!

Well thanks for leaving this comment anyway Carol! I do appreciate comments but understand that not everyone has the time or inclination to let me know they've been by.

Monica said...

You are so creative. I love this outfit.

Marlene said...

Thanks Monica!

dynnamae said...

I love the outfit. Especially liked the look of hat with glasses and you did an excellent job on that beautiful corset.

Marlene said...

Thanks dynnamae!