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New Design named "Sarah" and background info
Custom Design for Special Pirate's Wench....

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I am trying to earn some extra cash to help pay for a trip to England this fall. I am taking some classes on corset design and doing some educational research while there. Please consider purchasing some of the couture items or patterns listed onhttp://www.indiegogo.com/projects/amazing-educational-opportunity-for-independent-designer/x/828190 and help get me there! Continuing education is very important to me yet very difficult for me to access, and this event is going to be HUGE in my personal and design growth!

Travelling Ivy Rose offers Deal for New Clients!!

I am super excited to be taking in the Oxford Conference on Corsetry this August, and to be learning from and meeting some very talented designers! That being said, I will be in England from August 21 to August 28 and would love to have some new clients to meet while I'm there! I am offering 15% off all custom work for new clients and can do fittings while in England! Please contact me for more details!
 
 
 
Rachel
 

Heart Truth Fashion Show

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I am honored to be creating a Red Dress for Jill Belland, CityTv personality, to wear in support of heart and stroke education this Saturday at the Heart Truth Fashion show in Calgary, AB!
 
Tickets are still available, so if you are interested in fashion and supporting a great cause, please join us!

New Design named "Sarah" and background info

 
I drafted from the model's measurements using Foundations Revealed tutorial (I LOVE it!) then modified the pattern inserting the red curve cutout detail and peaked top edge. So I have coutil and lining full length pieces, and silk and cotton sheeting (as a interlining to eliminate the white silk being translucent) in the detailed pieces. I decided to do it that way so I didn't get a bunch of seams at the waist line.  Assemble coutil and lining as usual, assemble "Top" and "Bottom" sections, join together with red curve piece.

Custom Design for Special Pirate's Wench....

Inside of Corset During Construction : This is my first attempt at cording a corset for a client.  Each row of stitching must be perfect, and then the fun of pulling cord (in this case, hemp) through all those channels!
Inside of Corset During Construction
This is my first attempt at cording a corset for a client. Each row of stitching must be perfect, and then the fun of pulling cord (in this case, hemp) through all those channels!
Every seam I topstitched and then added internal bone casings so as not to detract too much from the cording detail. We felt like if there were external casings on this piece, it would not give the look the client wanted. I am very happy with it!
 : Every seam I topstitched and then added internal bone casings so as not to detract too much from the cording detail. We felt like if there were external casings on this piece, it would not give the look the client wanted. I am very happy with it!
Structure : Just a fun image during construction to show just how much support that cording will give...
Structure
Just a fun image during construction to show just how much support that cording will give...

Testosterone

Well, the testosterone-driven part of my family is heading to Chilliwack today to compete in the Western Canadian Championships for go-karting
 
 
 
 
 
Some pictures from last season...
Checking the kart before the race
 
 
Waiting for the weigh-in
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Racing
 
They already have some Super-
Fans!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And I get to work uninterrupted! So, expect to see something new before the week is out! I need to clean the house (I devote 1 hour only, so don't be expecting anything fantastic) and then I am sewing. Getting ready for the first Ivy Rose home party/trunk show in Harris this weekend!

New "Camilla" top

I have two of these beauties ready to ship, one in Large, and one in X-Small, both Mallard with taupe trim. Fitted V-neck with threaded ties, available to order in any of the knits I stock.  $105

New "Freya" blouse debuts today!

I am just heading out toPekisko Galleryto display my latest design inspired by my favoritesister.  Light, airy, easy to wear, with some girly ruffles and big bold flowers, the Freya top is rapidly becoming my go-to blouse in my wardrobe. Especially since the sun finally came out! Goodbye Winter, Hellooooooo Summer!
 
I am excited to get a picture of this blouse on a person, it looks much better not on the mannequin...
I have another version to show you too, but I guess it'll have to wait until Thursday night, as I left it at the store.

Hello!

Welcome to my first blog post on this site! Just wanted to say hi to everyone and to let you know that I will be posting such fun stuff as new designs and the process I go through to make new clothes, as well as personal experiences!
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