Lily of the Valley

There is still a bit of summer left, time for some last minute sailor coords!

I just added some removable sailor collars to the etsy store.  They can add a sailor flair to nearly any lolita dress or outfit.

Ps. I also think that sailor works well in on blustery fall days as well, no need to limit one’s self.  

I’m selling my Spanish Renaissance gown and accoutrements. It includes:

Gown: made of blue poly brocade. It is trimmed with blue and gold braid and handsewn gold and pearl beadwork. It has full sleeves that button on top with gold and pearly buttons. Bodice and sleeves are fully lined. Laces up the back with hand sewn eyelets.

Underskirt: made of dark blue cotton bottomweight. Visible section is faced with gold poly fabric with diamond pintucks accented with handsewn pearl details. Bottom is decorated with wide blue and gold trim. Ties at back with grosgrain ribbon waistband.

Corset: fully boned with cable ties. Bust section is unboned for comfort. Raw edges are all hand bound with grosgrain ribbon. Laces up in back with handsewn eyelets.

Chemise: falls to mid thigh length. Body is made of white cotton. Sleeves are white organza gathered into puffs with white and gold ties. Ties are tied to fit my arms but can be retied. Cuffs and neckline are trimmed with white cotton lace.

Partlet: made of white organza threaded with white and gold string. Neck gathers and ties with same type of cord. Trimmed with white cotton lace.

Hoopskirt: made of cream cotton. Hoops made from poly tubing which makes them flexible, squishable, and sturdy. Hoops will be compressed to ship so may need to be reshaped (stretch hoops around table or chair legs to make them properly circular). Waist gathers and ties with ribbon.

Frenchhood: made of matching brocade. Stiffened with heavy interfacing and wire. Trimmed with gold trim and hand sewn pearls. Back is white gathered cap.

Not included: pearl belt and pearl necklace

$175 including shipping to the us

Bust: 33-36. Waist: 23-28

Please send me a note if you are interested in buying it.

Gown and sundries are made sturdily. All raw edges are either serged or fray checked. Made more as a costume then clothes. Worn about 10 times.

I’ve decided to sell this as it’s a bit to gaudy for my current tastes and it takes up some room. This is a deal, you could easily spend $175 on the materials alone. Perfect for wearing to a renn faire, Halloween, costume ball/party, etc. I’d rather know someone was wearing and enjoying it then have it just sit in my closet.

alicedollhouse:

wildsweetling:

I am so excited to have finished this 8”hoop! :) I’ve been working on this for 4 weeks and I’m super chuffed with the outcome!! :) I can’t wait to start the next one! :) #hoopart #embroideryhoop #needlecraft #embroidery #handembroidery #fox #deer #redsquirrel #rabbit

How do I get one? So pretty.

alicedollhouse:

wildsweetling:

I am so excited to have finished this 8”hoop! :) I’ve been working on this for 4 weeks and I’m super chuffed with the outcome!! :) I can’t wait to start the next one! :) #hoopart #embroideryhoop #needlecraft #embroidery #handembroidery #fox #deer #redsquirrel #rabbit

How do I get one? So pretty.

(via classicaltyrianjubilee)

fuckyeahvintageillustration:

'Histoire de doña Maria d'Avalos et du duc d'Andria' by Anatole France; illustrated and decorated by Léon Lebègue. Published 1902 by Librairie des bibliophiles, Paris.

Description: Maria D’Avalos was an Italian princess during the later part of the Italian Renaissance. She was married to Carlo Gesualdo, one of the noblest men in Naples and a famous musician. But Maria, neglected by her husband, fell in love with another nobleman, don Fabrizio Carafa, with whom she began a love affair. When her husband found out, he pretended to go on a hunting trip but instead he returned that same night and caught them in the act. He murdered them both in their bed and left their mutilated bodies in front of the palace for everyone to see.

See the complete book here.