Monday, May 28, 2012

So, about those umbrellas....

Getting back to those umbrellas: here's one. It's flat, black, boring and very umbrella-like.

"Rainkist" branded umbrella. Sold to me as a
"Leighton Fashion Stick" No idea if they're
the same, but it doesn't matter, the umbrella
I got had these essential features:
manual open, a wooden stick and handle,
and sew-able rib tips. The slider is still
plastic, but I can live with that.
The ribs on this umbrella are quite long, and have some room to flex. So, after a little manipulation of the original canopy, we have this:

Same umbrella, after manipulating the canopy with some pins.
Here's what the result after drawing a new pattern and mocking it up:

Mock-up of the redrafted canopy.
Are we looking more Edwardian-ish yet?

Sunday, May 27, 2012

New Hat Pins

I've added some new hat pins in my etsy shop, and relisted a bunch. I have a large batch that still needs photographing, including a handful that lean decidedly more steampunk-ish. I have no idea when I'll get around to listing those...hopefully soon.

Here are the ones that went online today. The ones that are made from antique buttons look marvelously close to originals.

Rhinestone Snowflake, 12"
Yellow Pearls and Sparkles, 12"
Aurora Borealis Rhinestones, 12"
Autumn in the Vineyard Pair, 10"
Autumn in the Vineyard, Large Medallion, 12"
Here are a couple more that I haven't listed, because I'm keeping them (for now).

Large green dome.
Small green dome.
Art Nouveau pair.
Large Art Nouveau Medallion

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Why does she have so many umbrellas?

I'm almost back! As you can see from the gaps in my posts, I have to take long hiatuses every so often. It's painful to be away from costuming so long, but at least it's temporary.

I'm not quite free to come back yet, but I had a delivery yesterday so I thought I'd post a preview of what's coming up.

Yup, that's over a dozen umbrellas. More to come soon.