06 October 2009

Brown Toile Jumperskirt!

So a few weeks ago, I completed my Brown bustle JSK. I'm quite pleased with the end results!

Here is the initial fabric:

These frames are just gorgeous. They feature a Shepard and his sheep, the outer frame decorated with birds, flowers, vines, and what look to be wrought metal pieces. Its an upholstery weight fabric that proved excellent for sewing, and is also very warm for the current cold weather months.

Now to progress photos. Here you can see step by step how this dress came together!

And now, the completed dress.





I also made an Ivory base headdress with a detachable bow to match the JSK. From now on, I'm going to make my headdresses with detachable parts so I can mix and match. That way I won't have to make a whole new base when I want my headdresses to match something. Versatility is key, as well as practicality!

And finally, a photo of the dress worn by me!

I hope you liked it! I feel this is the best dress I've made so far, but there will be more in the future!I also hope I get lucky at the fabric store again; this fabric was a rare gem for a great price ($5 a yard!)

The next projects are possibly as follows:
Blue Taffeta High Waist Corset Skirt
Mint JSK with Pin-tucked yoke (possibly with mint dyed lace)
Triple Hem Ruffle Aristocrat Skirt

Also my first commission, in this same fabric!
Long Brown Toile JSK

I also hope to make a natural kei styled garment somewhere in between these, so stay tuned!


  1. You did such a wonderful job on that dress. The cut is lovely (ooh I like the ruffled-bust bit), and oh boy do I love the bustle :D

    I was extra happy to see you got a valentine this week, well deserved! You're going to go far Aria <3

  2. Thank you again Michelle :3
    I think everything I make will have bustles...I can't resist them, its ridiculous (but still awesome lol)

    Aww thank you!!! It was the second time I got one and it made me so happy :')

  3. Yeah bustles are AWESOME! Too bad I only have one garment with a bustle..(AP's Twinkly mermaids)

  4. Eeek you need more bustles in your life! ASAP!

  5. Actually, I lie...my h.FRILL jumperskirt actually has a bustle!!! Still, more bustles in my life would be lovely :D (I don't know how to sew them otherwise I would add one to the JSK I am making)

  6. You know, I might just make another tutorial for makinf bustles soon. Have you ever seen the one I posted on sew_loli? http://community.livejournal.com/sew_loli/704976.html

    It's a bit flawed, and I really want to make a better and more clear tutorial when I get the time. It's easier than it seems!

  7. Actually....I hadn't seen that tutorial! Thank you very much for making one, I may attempt a bustle back after all :D

  8. Your garments are really good! Glad I came across your blog :D

  9. where did you get the fabric?

  10. I actually bout the fabric locally here in NYC, it was about a year ago when I bought it, and I had bought the last of it, and I haven't seen it since then, but if you do a good online search you might find it somewhere, I haven't looked myself though.