Sunday, October 9, 2011

Corset Toile

Here is a quick snap shot of my recent corset toile for the burlesque costumes I am making. It's going to be great!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Ahoy, there!

I was very lucky on my last show at WAAPA to be able to make this adorable sailor top.

The gold buttons have little anchors on them. So cute! I think I'll make myself one.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Cutest Shoes I've Ever Owned

Today I glued fluffy things to the toes of the shoes I got while I was in New York. What a great way to spend a morning. <3

Monday, July 11, 2011


“Held once every four years in Prague, Czech Republic, the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space is a the world´s largest performance design event – a presentation of contemporary work in a variety of performance design disciplines and genres including costume, stage, lighting, sound design, and theatre architecture for dance, opera, drama, site-specific, multi-media performances, and performance art.”

The costume and design classes of WAAPA’s graduating class entered Street Stories as apart of Scenofest. It was called “Welcome to Land” and each team made a costume and performance around that theme. Ours was based on Australian Agriculture and heavily influence by the illustrations by Shaun Tan.

We called him G.U.S. He was a machine that "planted" felted seads.

I did a bit of internet snooping and found some pictures of the other groups taken that day.

I also found a video clip!

It was alot of fun, thanks for having us Prague!

Crazy For You

The holidays are almost over and I’ve been away first to Prague for the PQ11 and then to New York for my secondment. I’m still in Ithaca at the moment and gosh it’s beautiful. I’ve bought some wonderful vintage but I’ll tell you all about that when I get home.

The show I was last working on for uni was Crazy For You and I got to make one of the finale show girls. It was a lot of beading but it was all worth it.

Here is a shot of the back pack after I just finished (sans the covering of the straps).

And my full show girl, isn't she a babe!

All of the show girls together. It's a huge moment.

I can’t wait to fill you in with all the amazing fun things I’ve been doing since then. Lot’s of love,

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sassy Song Bird

Over the last couple of months I’ve be leisurely pottering away on a costume for a wonderful new friend of mine Miss Sassy Catch. She’s an amazing singer down here in Perth.

She wanted a costume with a bit of a Gibson girl feel basted on a dress Immodesty Blaize wore in a photo shoot recently. I drew up a design got the okay by Sass and started work. Two months later (I’ve been taking it slow :P) here’s where I’m up to. I’m almost done got a couple of things to fix and finish after our last fitting but not a great deal.

The under structure with all the boning and support.

With the gingham top layer.

It's cute little bolero.

And the Sass herself in it for a fitting with removable skirt extension.

And a little garter to top it all off.

Keep your peeper pealed for photos of it’s debut!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mod vs Rocker

Last week end a good friend of mine’s club had a ‘Mods Vs Rockers’ night. I didn’t really have anything in theme so I winged it in one of my favourite dresses and a black wig that I’ve taken quite a shine too. I also wore a hat pin for the first time! I will never wear another hat without one. It kept my hat in place all night!

It was one of the best nights I’ve had out in a very long time. It was great to use a little of both of the only two dances I know; the twist and a little Charleston (I’m not very good at either). I hope they do another soon!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Give Away Winner(s)

Gosh, it’s been so long since I cast my eye on this little blog. So busy, so busy!

On to business! The winner of my giveaway is…

To the four amazing ladies that gave a moment to vote for me you each get a hat. :D
Miss Emmi, Andi B. Goode, La Dama and C. You are all gems!

Please send me your address to zombiedimplesAThotmailDOTcom and I’ll pop them in the post asap!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Art of Shaping Competition and a Bribe

This week I entered a competition for a wonderful shaping linger brand Triumph and I would love if you could take a few moments to vote for me. I’ve made it into the top 10 of my body type but I need your help to make it to the top.

All you need to do is follow the link, then click ‘Vote For Me’ and lastly verify your email address buy clicking a link that they will email out to you (it can sneak into your junk sometimes).

If you do get a chance to vote, let me know with a comment on this post and you’ll go into the draw to win a Military hat in any colour you desire for a little thank you (and maybe a little bit of a bribe. :P )
Just let me know what colour you would like in the comment leting me know that you have voted and I'll draw a name out of a hat on Wednesday 13/04/11.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Wedding Belles

So I mentioned a few post ago that I was given an amazing wedding dress and then something wonderful happened, I was given another! I was also super lucky to have a beautiful friend of mine, Bridget, come over to help me with some photos. We played dress up all afternoon!

The first I received was from a wonderful woman who told me on her wedding day in 1957, as she was getting out of the car at the church all she could here was the word “pink” being echoed around the crowd.

It was quite late in the day when we took these photos so the pink seems to be lost on the strapless underlayer.

She also told me that she chopped off the bottom of her dress to go dancing in it.

The second was given threw a friend so I never got to meet the bride but I got the matching bridesmaid dress. I plumb darn forgot to take some photos of it though.

I sure feel lucky to have been given suck amazing dresses and to have a wonderful friend to let me dress her up and take photos.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Ring Ring

I made a very simple pencil skirt for the production that I'm working on at the moment.

Nothing amazing, but don't you think that little pleat is sexy?

Oh, AND! I got the most adorable phone from swap meet for $5.00! What a scream!

In other news; In other news; I bought my tickets for Prague and New York! I'll be leaving in mid June. I'm very excited but now I have to go into super saving mode again as all my money went on the tickets.