Friday, January 20, 2012

Pasty and Garter Land



I discovered the joy of pasty wearing and making several months back at my first ever Burlesque show. The dancers in Portland are top notch and never fail to inspire me with their bedazzled bras, fringe covered panties, and barely there merkins - oh, the glory of handmade costumes! I spent quite a bit of time formulating the perfect base for these pasties (there was no way I wanted to put itchy felt anywhere near my twins) and am really excited to have finally come up with something sturdy and beautiful (check out the gingham backing!). Right now I am trying to figure out the best adhesive for fabric, since my experiments so far have ended up with fabric covered in glue stains. Any tips?

I was lucky enough to sew wedding dresses with Elizabeth Dye for a few months last summer, which had me dreaming up all sorts of wedding attire (not to be worn in my own future, oh no). A stash of vintage lace, trim and beads was all I need to get going on creating pretty little garters to be worn on that special day. Yep.

So, these are my first finished products, friends. I'm hoping to expand the range of sizes for everyone eventually so in the meantime, I would love to hear what you think! See my shop here.

7 comments:

K said...

Possibly the prettiest, classiest garter belt I've ever seen!
If I were getting married I'd totally be considering yours! But alas. I am 18. and no where near getting married. These are beautiful though!

xoxo
http://kittysnooks.blogspot.com/

Clare said...

While I have no immediate need for pasties or garters, these are indeed beautiful!

Holly Dai said...

Lovely! Have you been performing burlesque in portland? I own a the only school in Oregon that teaches burlesque. Love to see you out!

Holly Dai
http://hollydai.com
http://rosecityschoolofburlesque.com

Tilly said...

Ooh la la, miss rachel! So so pretty and naughty! Wishing you lots of luck with your shop.

anniesallnatural said...

DYING! I would be over the moon if you sold these or posted a how-to. <3

rachel red lips said...

These are both for sale :) !!

Annie Strole said...

Oh duh, I'm such a dummy...in my excitement I forgot to read on. CanNOT wait to purchase <3