I recently decided to have a clear-out of some of my (excessive!) fabric collection and in doing so, found some rather fabulous print fabrics, bought for costume pieces but never used.
As promised in my last blog…. pics & info on my new corset line! :D
I’ve been making my own corsets for burlesque performance for 3 years & have finally decided to branch out & offer a custom design service.
Here is a selection of my latest creations… all except the white overbust (a one-off piece) are available to order in custom sizing, although some fabrics are limited availability.
Jade green silk brocade oriental underbust with floral print: £195 inc P&P
Gingham cherry print cotton underbust: £175 inc P&P.
Red Duchess Satin & Black Velvet ‘Cabaret’ Underbust Corset: £185 inc P&P.
Gold oriental silk brocade underbust corset with dragon design: £195 inc P&P.
One-off piece: White bridal overbust corset, satin-backed silk dupion with glitter voile. Size: 32B bust, 22-23” waist (to suit natural waist of 26-27”), 33-34” hips. Buy it now: £225 inc P&P.
*Is a custom design made from my own patterns
*Is fully-boned: spiral, flat steel & rigilene boning throughout to create a flattering shape
*Fastens with a steel busk
*Laces-up (ribbon or cord, depending on design).
For more info or to enquire about ordering, email email@example.com
Realise I’ve rather neglected tumblr the last few weeks, instead I’ve been uber-busy making lots of shiney new accessories, corsets and costume bits!
People often ask about my costume pieces (most of which I make myself) so for this blog, I just wanted to share a simple crafty customisation…
CUSTOM BURLESQUE THONG
I needed a jade green thong to match my new Oriental costume, but the corset & bra were both made with silk brocade; non-stretchy and thus not ideal for customising a stretch thong. Luckily I was able to pick up one in an almost identical colour, so here’s what I began with:
For stage-wear, I like my costume pieces to be decorated / fringed etc etc; nothing bugs me more than performers in simple, ready-made, off-the-rack cheap undies!
So I set to work, experimenting with various trims, braids, ribbon etc to see what I could make…
I began by cutting the elasticated lace out of the side panels and replacing with ribbon ties. I then placed the elasticated lace on the main body of the thong and hand-stitched on to create some detail. I then trimmed the raw edges of the lace with some glittered braid trim in a slightly contrasting shade of turquoise. Next, I stitched fringing to hang down both hips; this gives more movement for the costume onstage, creating a better visual, as well as being a useful trick for making your ass look smaller, if you’re self-conscious about certain body parts! ;)
Finally, finished off with a simple design of 3 blue plastic crystals in the centre.
The finished piece… this is a very simple customisation, completed using bits & bobs I already had in my fabric drawer. I’ve avoided embellishing the waistband, as the corset will sit over it when it’s worn, so embellishments would just be unecessary / uncomfortable. I’ll probably dress it up some more over time, perhaps add some crystals for a bit of extra sparkle but in the meantime… here’s a peek at the costume (minus fishtail satin skirt)…
Corset: handmade from my own pattern.
Bra: customised plain black halterneck bikini top, covered in fabric to match corset and embellished with sequin trim. Faux-vintage brooch sewn onto centre for detail.
Add a random scarf I had laying around in the perfect colour… :D
I hope this has been interesting / useful and will maybe inspire some other people to get crafty…
That’s all for now, but stay tuned for my next blog, coming later this weekend, which will be all about my new custom corset line, launching this autumn!
Last month I did a photoshoot with my good friend Allan of Quixotic Productions, for a selection of necklaces for Diversity Hair’s Terrorpins Jewellery Collection.
Here’s a sneaky-peek of a few photos from the set…
Model: Daiquiri Dusk
Photography Copyright: Quixotic Productions
Editing: Chris Ablett
Hair, M/U & Styling: Daiquiri Dusk
Blonde wig: Wonderland Wigs
CABARET IN THE PARK!
Last weekend saw me setting off to T in the Park to perform in the Rhymes With Purple CabareT Tent… and what a weekend it was!
3 days of glitter„ music, mud & rain…. but so much fun!
I had an absolute blast performing alongside some of my fave burlesque & cabaret folks to an awesome crowd! Plus, I got to see some of my fave bands play… including the Manics & Slash, who totally fucking rocked! <3
Here’s a wee selection of pics from our weekend… more on my fb page!
That’s me done with camping… until next year! ;)