Burlesque / Pinup

Hello everyone! It struck me the other day that I’ve been rather productive this year, and I haven’t posted here in ages. This is part of what I’ve been up to. – Another fictive uniform, because apparently I need more of those. I found a wonderful olive drab Prada cotton twill that feels more like [...]

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Two weeks ago, I finished up Mrs. Depew’s 1940′s French Bra Pattern #2014 in a simple lavender cotton broadcloth (read about it here).  I broke out the nicer satin-y fabric I had in my stash and made up another.  This time, I did not use any interfacing – I found this fabric to be much [...]

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I’ve been drooling over Mrs. Depew’s “Sexy Ladies” patterns for a while now, and when my last store-bought bra finally met its demise just in time for “Black Friday”, I knew it was a sign to pick up Mrs. Depew’s 1940′s French Bra Pattern #2014 during her after Thanksgiving sale.    From the moment I [...]

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I have been hugely inspired by all the pant-making activity in blogworld recently and decided to hop on board that bandwagon. The pattern is care of Burda Style magazine, issue 01/12 from their Lovely Lingerie section. And the fabric I used is 100% stretch silk. The pattern pieces are dead easy to work with but [...]

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The lovely people at Corset-Story (with sister sites in the UK and Australia) gave us three of these pretty black lace boned corsets to give away to our readers. It’s time to announce the winners! Drumroll please….   Congratulations to Natascha, Debra Z and Toodles! Check your inbox for an email from me   If [...]

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I’ve been seeing corsets absolutely everywhere lately, so it’s wonderful timing that the lovely people at Corset-Story have given us not one but three of these beautiful black lace boned corsets to give away. Three winners means triple your usual chances to win so get your entry in now! Corset-Story has an enormous selection of corsets and [...]

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Over the last seven years Vancouver (Canada) has been host to the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival the weekend of my birthday.  How serendipitous for me!  Last year I decided to celebrate my burlesque birthday in style.  Between the costumes and the outfits the audience members were wearing, I think I might have hyperventilated with excitement.  [...]

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On Good Friday, I attended The Dreamstress’s corset making class at the Thread Den in Melbourne. The day was a blast and I came out with a great little corset and a lot of things learnt, and new people met. To think you can create this in around 10 hours is amazing! A couple more [...]

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Ladies, I present the Ooh la la Pin-Up Sew-Along: Fellow blogger and lingerie expert Sarah from Ohhh Lulu is joining me over at A Few Threads Loose in this delicate endeavor. We’ll be sewing two lingerie patterns, first a 1950′s French Corset and Garter Belt pattern (so much easier than it sounds!) followed by a [...]

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Today I was looking on ebay for random vintage loveliness and I came across a couple of Modes et Travaux magazines from the 1950′s. I already have several but I have a problem and just can’t seem to stop… which led to me seriously diminishing my paypal account, and writing a blog post to make [...]

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