Saturday, January 7, 2012
For my Sweets: LAVENDERxCREAM
The next piece from the show I'd like to share is another of the first ones I made. The theme for this outfit was a lavender petit four. I just adore those dainty little tea cakes!
This look started out as something that was supposed to look very regency. . and without the jacket and the bonnet I think it does! Sadly I forgot to get pictures of just the dress! With the brocade jacet and bonnet I think the look moves more into an 1830s-ish style. I know a lot of people find that decade rather unfortunate for women's clothing but I find it so charming!
The model is Victoria of Parfait Doll! She's such a sweetheart to model for me again. I really think the lavender floral pattern in the jacket and the bonnet suits her. I really love working with heavy fabrics like brocades, so jackets and winter weight dresses are some of my favorite things to make.
This was my first time making a buckram base bonnet instead of a straw summer bonnet. This one didn't come out exactly as I wanted it to. I may still add more lace and a ruffle around the face, but all in all it came out petty well for my first try.
The back of the jacket has a split peplum. I'm a big fan of peplums on jackets worn with lolita. I think it adds that little bit of extra femininity without going to far over the top. The lace used on the hem (and sleeves and collar) of the dress is a fantastic vintage lace I found. I wish I'd bought all of it when I found it! I split what I had between this dress and a commission I was working on at the same time. It looks like stylized leaves. It's so perfect for romantic looks.
I hope you guys liked this look~!