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.