Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Thistle Begins to Bloom

After looking through my fabrics I discovered that I had stuff I could use so I went ahead with the dress despite not having the lavendar dupioni silk I ordered.

So here it is so far.  After doing the pantaloons from purple silk I added wto ruffled layers of tulle, the first a medium purple and the top one lavendar.  I cut sharp points in the lower edges of each to better simulate the blossom of a thistle.

The next step was to begin the bodice.  I'm starting by layering folded points of satin ribbon.  I don't know how far I'll go with this or what I'll do with the sleeves.  Hopefully good ideas will come to me as I proceed.

As usual, I can't wait to get to the hair.  It's so tempting to do it now but if I do I'll make working on the clothes around the neck much harder, so I'll restrain myself! 


  1. Hoi Kaaren,
    ze ziet er nu al mooi uit.
    ik denk nog een laagje iets kleiner ?
    en zeker de mouwen ook
    leuk hoor.
    lieve groet Marja

  2. Thanks, Marja. The idea of more points, but smaller is a good one! But I got lazy and just finished up with a piece of green silk then a ribbon rose. I just posted the finished Thistle, so you may want to take a look.

    I enjoy your comments, and take care!