Fall Flower Fairy Accessories, a crown and wand - both look a lot better when worn and shown along side the matching dress

I had a few bunches of fake feathers/grain/pumpkins which I used to make it look a bit less generic. I don’t think you’ll see another flower crown quite like this one.

Now I just need to finish the dress and this whole project will be done! 

It’s been a frustrating day so I gave up on everything and made a headpiece instead. I really love making headpieces, they are such easy fun projects. 

This one will be paired with the dress I finished yesterday! Hopefully I can get photos of the finished ensemble soon. 

Finished this lovely lacey piece! It turned out just the way I had hoped. I think it’s really cute and pretty.

This painting was my original inspiration but I sort of got off track. I would say it’s 1840s English fashion. Though it’s an evening style and day dress material so i’m really not sure where it fits in. I’m not the best at accuracy;;

It’s made from five yards of floral home decor fabric and several yards of cotton mesh lace which I tea stained to match the material. Material costs were probably around sixty dollars.

The dress has about 22 hours of work in it and was made over a two day period. At least eighty percent of that time was spent hand sewing

Hemming and cartridge pleats for a skirt! I messed up on these and had to redo them twice, my poor fingers ;_; Luckily it all worked out in the end and I think it looks quite nice. 

I started this dress on Thursday around two pm and my goal was to get it finished in forty eight hours, which I did! So that’s pretty neat. Definitely the fastest i’ve ever made anything.

I don’t think you are supposed to pleat floral fabrics. Or pair them with floral lace. I’m such a rebel.

I Made some major progress on this today! The bodice just needs lining and sleeves. The tough stuff (matching pleats!) is done and the rest should be pretty easy.

I’m not sure how well this print works with the trim. I feel like it might be one of those things that is super tacky but i’m blind to it since I love tacky things. 

I’ve made the mature decision to ignore all my other projects for the next 48 hours and start a new one instead. Because I needed to make a historical project. It’s been three weeks and I was going through withdrawals.

Once I finish this dress and resume everything else i’m going to focus on one piece at a time until they are all done. This whole eight things in progress at once really doesn’t work out for me so i’m not sure why I put myself in this situation.  

Still quite a bit left to do, but it’s really coming together! I like the colors in this dress so much more then my red and white version. I think it looks a lot less juvenile and way more magical. 

It’s made from organza and chiffon with a tulle overlay and $60 of fake flowers.

I have information about how I’m making it here! And a video about it here

New video! This one shows me making my Fall Flower Fairy skirt. 

I had planned on this being a talk through tutorial, but to include all the information it would have to be over twenty minutes long. I wouldn’t personally watch a video of that length so I decided against it.

I do have more information on my blog if you are curious about the process, all that can be seen here

Bodice progress for my fall flower fairy! I redrafted it and changed a lot to make it so I can add sleeves. I was worried it would look boring but I really like the outcome, and I think with sleeves it will be really cute.

I love these flowers paired with the peach tulle, i’m not sure why but it reminds me of the pressed flower bookmarks you are forced to make in kindergarten. 

Some magical tulle action happening today. I have to make the tulle layer a bit shorter, then smooth it out on the bottom and sew it into place. By this time tomorrow it should be looking much more finished and less messy!

I’ve decided to completely change the bodice design so it might take me longer than expected to get this project finished. But hopefully it’ll be done in time to take advantage of the nearby pumpkin patch and sunflower field!

Yup I’m doing another one of these…but this time with even more flowers! I have to even things out a little but so far I like it. I wanted to make something fun and fall themed and this project was a perfect fit.

It’s made from chiffon and mirror organza with horsehair in the hem and piles of ashland flowers glued on. Took a little more then four hours to make.

I may or may not have burned a huge hole when ironing it, then covered it up with flowers. 

I got interrupted while trying to be productive. She’s so funny, she wants a minute of attention and then she goes back to sleep. 

Probably won’t put this in the finished video about this project, so I thought i’d post it here. 

Audio is spotty and doesn’t add much but it seemed weird without it. 

Some progress, finally! It’s been almost two weeks since I did any sewing, thanks to the wisdom teeth experience from hell. 

But i’m mostly recovered now, so I can get back to it! I’m starting two new projects and this is one of them. I’m calling it the Fall Flower Fairy, and hopefully it’ll turn out super neat .

The front of the bodice is supposed to resemble oak leaves, kind of, maybe? It doesn’t matter that much since i’ll probably pile it with flowers and puff paint anyway. 

In case it wasn’t obvious, this is just a mock up. The final product won’t feature shoe printed fabric. 

What are the 12 projects you want to finish?

But if I talk about them they are way less likely to actually happen!

-I want to finish my Monarch Series, which has six main pieces. So it’s like six projects in one, and that isn’t including headpieces and stuff.

-Make two historical menswear inspired costumes. Ideally I would like to make three but i’ll settle for two. One of them is already started - it’ll be a fancy velvet jacket with lace appliques! 

-Finish my Regency dress!

-Make something 18th century inspired. I have the fabric for it, it just hasn’t been a priority. 

-Make something Fall themed and photograph it in a pumpkin patch! I’ve already started collecting supplies and drafting the pattern. 

-Make something winter themed. 

I have some flowery fabric I want to turn into an 1830s getup, and some brocade that I want to do something Medieval with. Oh and some black lace and taffeta which is begging to be turned into some elaborate 17th century gown…

Who knows what I’ll end up doing. To many ideas. 

I was feeling a little down the other day so I decided to look back on what i’ve made this year. I realized I had ten “original” projects so I decided to put them into a photoset!

I’m proud of what i’ve made so far but I haven’t accomplished nearly as much as I had hoped!

Luckily I have three months left, hopefully I can get a satisfactory amount of stuff done in that time period. I think I have at least twelve projects I would like to finish up before this year ends, which is kind of crazy.

Most of these were made between April-August,  and this isn’t including Elsa, stays, chemises, headpieces, or incomplete projects. Everything was drafted and sewn by me, and most of them are original designs!