Monday, April 12, 2010
French Lingerie Style Pretty Muslin Pillows
I buy my muslin by the bolt. Unbleached, bleached and tea dyed, I always have plenty on hand for my dolls and other projects and I use alot of it. Thank you Lord for 50% off coupons for Joanne's!
I've always loved the fine dressmaker details on old French and Victorian corsets, lingerie, camisoles and chemises and I started dinking around with some muslin squares and duplicating some of those pretty details. You know, the kind of frilly foofery Scarlett O'Hara would have on her "personals." So here's the start....
And here's the first four pillows on my couch, along with the cable knit pillows I made from a recycled sweater. Don't they look just swooningly romantic?
I added torn ruffles and lots and lots of little buttons and some tiny tuxedo shirt style pleats and some smocking and more buttons and then a couple of rows of lace. I may have gotten a little delirious somewhere in there....
Maybe Rhett Buttler had shirts with pleats and ruffles like this?
And maybe the bodice for Aunt Pitty Pat's pretty chemise had smocking like this?
I can picture Ashley Wilkes wearing a shirt with these tucks and ruffles. He always liked those French details in his fine evening clothes.
And Scarlett would be the first to agree that you can never have too many ruffles and pretty little buttons!
I'm having alot of fun coming up with these fancy pillows and I'm listing them in my shop. I still have a few ideas up my sleeve.....and linking to I Made It at Everything Etsy, plus Look at Me, I'm So Crafty at Fun to Craft, and Transform Tuesday at The Pumpkin Patch, and a new party called All Things Dreamy at European Dreams. See the links in my sidebar.
Here's an update...all these pillows sold out of my Etsy shop! Woohoo! You betcha I will be making more and coming up with some new designs. Don't you love it when a plan comes together? ; 0 )