Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Flouncy Bouncy Dancing Angel Skirt

I have been working hard on the "Dancing Angel" costumes for this year's Christmas program.  

After trying out lots of ideas, I think this is the best.  I am calling it the "Flouncy Bouncy" skirt because it is a full skirt with lots of light layers of lace and chiffon that lift and bounce with the dance...at least in my imagination...

Here is a close-up of the ornament.  Yes, there is a vintage glove, vintage lace, and a rhinestone button.  I cut the wings from felted wool.  It's everything I love in one design.

Autumn Leaves

I enjoyed making a series of plus-sized coats in fall colors.

The first one is browns and greens with green stitching.

There are stripes too!

The next one is browns and tans with purple stitching.  
Purple thread brings just about any coat to life!

This is the largest of the three coats with ample room in the bust and extra-long sleeves.  It also has thumbholes.

And animal print!

And stripes!

So great!

The last one is more rust, golden brown and chocolate.  It truly says "fall!"

There are even fall leaves appliqued on the pocket and sleeves.

I wish I had a live model for these!  They will easily accommodate sizes 14-16 with the second one probably up to size 18.  Of course the wrap style makes them very adjustable!