Posted 1 day ago

Dressing Gown #10

Modeled after Sierra’s version in the RAH 25th anniversary gala, it features a bodice, belt, and skirt made of jacquard silk.  The ruffles (and engageantes) are double-layered: a soft netting layer with scalloped trim underneath, and a cotton eyelet with a wider scalloped venice lace trim on top.  The front and back of the belt are decorated with lush appliques filled with sequins and pearls.  It also features custom bias tape around the bodice opening and an extended train on the skirt.

I want to thank Emily from the bottom of my heart for commissioning me and helping support what I love to do!

Want your own dressing gown or other custom replica, costume, clothing or accessory? Visit kaedralynn.com and see what I can do, and contact me there! :)

A few in-progress photos coming soon ;)

Posted 4 days ago

These patterns/textures.  Are DIVINE.  So happy to finally get the opportunity to make a dressing gown out of silk!!!

Posted 4 days ago

Another progress photo for Emily :) (…I’m further along than this, but haven’t taken photos since)

Posted 4 days ago

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Posted 6 days ago

Technique! Technique Technique Technique

Ok, I just had to pop in here and share something I discovered!  (Well, it’s new to me - I’m sure other seamstresses have probably figured this trick out… :) Anyhow, I love learning a new technique!

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(couldn’t resist)

Alright - I was just playing around with a scrap to test this out and it worked perfectly.

I had a very delicate lace that I needed to attach to the hem of a very delicate fabric - a sheer knit, to be exact.  I dreaded serging it, hemming it on the regular machine, attaching the lace…. because it’s so easy for it to gather when you don’t want it to, or get stuck in your bobbin area.

Then, I thought of perhaps doing a special hem on the serger first.  I looked through my book, but all of the ones for lace/delicate fabric required the stitch finger to be removed.  And that takes too much time switching it back and forth (I need the regular serger function, too).

So I tried something new:

I laid the good bad!  side of the trim against the bad good! side of the fabric.  Then, I serged it (KNIFE FUNCTION OFF!). 

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(made a mistake in the photo… swap ‘em!  Basically, the good sides should be touching each other.  Wow, I’m rusty on tutorials… ;)

After this, I turned it over, but made sure the trim didn’t also turn with the fabric - instead it folded under.  Or actually, I should describe it as, “I flipped the trim from left over to right”.  Now you see both sides are good.  

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I took it to the regular machine to top-stitch it (MUCH easier because it’s sewing through two layers of the fabric and one layer of trim - so it doesn’t catch/gather! :)  

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And of course, pressing it after.  

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Voila.  

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My new favorite technique!!  Saves at least one or two steps (maybe three?).  As I said before, maybe I’m silly for just learning it now after all these years sewing, but I thought I’d share my knowledge anyhow! 

This is part of Emily’s dressing gown, which I will be finishing in a “marathon dressing gown weekend”, and I’m totally fine with that.  I got a late start to it, last week, but have plenty of time to work on it this weekend and ship it out Monday!  More photos to come as I progress.

Posted 1 week ago

Work and Life

I’ve been so busy with so many different things that updates on my newest dressing gown might be minimal.  But everyone will of course get to see photos when it’s finished!

A few awesome things about this commission…

  • It’s based off of Sierra’s in the 25th anniversary, so it will have double layers of ruffles, different fabrics in the bodice/skirt and one heck of an awesome appliquéd belt.
  • The materials are gorgeous… I love jacquard silk!  And the trims are divine, too.
  • Even though it took a few extra hours and got me off to a slow start, I decided it was time to finally draft my own pattern.  So now the bodice looks much more like the original - no yokes or extra seams or anything.  Took me 3 or 4 tries to get the pattern just how I want it, but now I’ll have one for future dressing gowns that’s adjustable :D

Hopefully, more updates soon - and send some good vibes and prayers my way for my sanity - School, work, homework, commissions, 3 SHOWS, other rehearsals for a class, various projects, and a few other commitments are making Kae a little cuckoo. And not for cocoa puffs…

…can you tell I’m sleep deprived?  At the very least, the commission is fun and rewarding.  I’m tiring a little of school after 6 years and I’m really ready to graduate and just solely focus on a bunch of different aspects of theatre :)  ESPECIALLY more sewing.  God, it feels good to be behind my sewing machine again <3

Posted 1 week ago

Progress -more info to come tomorrow (today?) … Very beginning stages…

Posted 2 weeks ago

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Business cards!

…also, more news to come on a dressing gown commission! :D

Posted 3 weeks ago

Costume Design Thesis Website - Complete!

dont-stop-the-carnival:

Posted 3 weeks ago

dont-stop-the-carnival:

Some of the costumes I designed for my thesis project and Don’t Stop the Carnival. Visit my portfolio for so much more at kaedralynn.com :)

Posted 4 weeks ago

Resume

Resume updated for March/April 2014!

Also there’s a few updates on my Don’t Stop the Carnival blog.

Posted 2 months ago

Some stills of daae-dancer93 performing in the costume I made her ^_^ So pretty!

Posted 2 months ago

Vanilla Ice Cream

daae-dancer93:

Mun Singing From “She Loves Me” Wearing the gown made by KaedraLynn :) 

One of my friends and clients wearing the gown I made on stage!  So proud of you!

Posted 2 months ago

dont-stop-the-carnival:

Some progress photos.  I’ve decided for the final Carnival I’m going to use elements throughout the story as inspiration for the costumes - you can see three at the top.  The shark is for Lester, being the man that he is (and there’s a reference in his song); the middle is a reference to Green Flash at Sunset, and the third is a nod to the Planter’s Punch rum drinks they constantly have throughout the novel (and god the way it is described I want one sooooooooooo bad but I don’t even know what’s in it).  They’ll all make a lot more sense once colored in and scanned straight-on, so you can see what I’m seeing in my head :)

You’ve seen some lineart of the other ones that are colored; and I’ll explain the rest later.  Very tired.  Got a good 15+ new designs penciled and inked but not colored yet.  And about half of them swatched.

And I just really think the snake man is freakin’ awesome.  He’s one of my favorites, next to the scarlet macaw-inspired costume (not shown) and what Sheila’s main costume is going to be (the one lineart right next to the snake man).

Posted 2 months ago

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