Friday, September 30, 2011

Playing Catch-Up

Now that things have settled down a bit and school has gotten started, I've started thinking about things like fashion again. The local Lolita community has weekly meets at a nearby tea (boba) shop, so I've started going to those and getting to know people. Since the wedding, I've really only dressed up a few times, so here's kind of a backlog of the last month.


This is the outfit I wore for most of the wedding reception! I am seriously in love with this dress and would wear it every day if I could. Thank you, Mom! <3

Read on for more!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Cupcakes for the Guys

I recently started playing D&D again with my husband and his friends, which is a lot of fun. Of course, hanging out with a bunch of guys once a week gives me a great opportunity to do some baking! And with these guys, I can start getting creative. I'll probably start experimenting on them, soon...


This week and last week I made cupcakes for them, since my husband had been bragging about my baking to them all summer. I hope they were sufficiently impressed! Read on for more pictures and the second flavor...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Commissions!

This quarter (and possibly further into the future) I have a lot more free time than I've had in the past, and decided that I would like to start taking commissions in order to generate a little extra income. Basic items like headbows, bloomers, and cravats will have a basic price, and all other items will be priced on an individual basis. All price examples are in US dollars.
  • Double headbows $18
  • Head-eating headbows $22
  • Bloomers $30
  • Waist cinchers $85
  • Traditional Victorian cravats $15 (cotton) or $25 (dupioni silk)
  • Bolero jackets $60
Everything else will follow this formula: materials + $12/hr
I will estimate the hours based on past experience and how complicated the project is. I will be taking a limited number of these kinds of projects at any one time, to avoid backlogs. At the moment this number is 5. I'm open to making the following items:
  • Skirts
  • Jumperskirts
  • OPs (dresses)
  • Victorian vests (for men)
  • Blouses
Shipping will normally be USPS flat-rate priority mail (usually around $10.50), but I'll send by weight if you request it specifically. International shipping is available as well, upon request.

While I'm open to taking plus-sized commissions, I do not have a larger sized dress form to work with, only a small/medium adjustable. I will of course do my utmost to be as accurate as possible, but larger sizing will be based on calculations only at this time.

Under the cut are some photos of example pieces. All of these pieces were made by me either for myself or for personal friends--none of the items pictured are actually for sale, just examples!