Monday, 6 July 2009

fairy skirts i made this week

fairy skirt # 1 "the peach fairy"

front view

fairy skirt # 2 "friend the girl"

friend the girl close up (i used the same type of sequins on
both skirts because it was so necessary to do so.

peach fairy is made of a vintage dressing gown and other lacy bits
the woman at the antique shop told me the lady that owned this
gown lived with her sisters until they were in their 90's.. none of
them ever got married.. and they kept eVERYTHING. subsequently
EVERYthing they owned is in the antique store! she asked me what
i was going to do with the things i bought.. i didnt have the heart
to tell her they were about to be ruthlessly shredded and combined.

back view

back view 2

friend the girl is made of a very old victorian looking
ralph lauren button up and other lacy bits.

little fairy friends side by side

these are mostly for unicorn riding,

but can be worn to parties in the woods,

or to the pond for firefly watching.


Chelsea said...

These look magical and amazing. I need one, I would try to copy but probably fail *rummages for lace and sequins*

vintageveggie said...

most beautiful thing i've ever seen! i want one!

sara said...

i just found your blog and i thinks it's truly beautiful :)
p.s. your fairy skirts are just gorgeous!

a mouse said...

thank you dear hearts!
im super proud of them
cause i didnt know i
could do it! :)

a mouse said...

ps.. copy away!
just bunch the junk up
and stick it on! its so
easy and fun! xoxo

Belle-Etoile said...

How lovely! And I can't get enough of the sequins.

That Hooligan Girl said...

Aw so pretty!

Anonymous said...

I love the skirts! Absolutely gorgeous. Seriously beautiful. =].

Marmelindela said...

That's so amazingly beautiful, you did a very good job! I love them!

Bettycake said...

Wow they are so beautiful, I want one :)
I wish I could make amazing things like that :)

Aya Smith said...

What a lovely blog! And what a fantastic skirt that you made, what talent! :D

Lull said...

w, amazing!! I would like to wear them :)

The Fairy Shoemaker said...

Utterly scrumptious....
Ren x

a mouse said...

thanks! :)

*thank you ren for my fairy purses!
i looooooooooove them* xoxo

KnitXcorE said...

AMAZING! (sorry for yelling, but i just had to.)

Anonymous said...

beautiful skirts you have! love 'em. :)

PinkBow said...

these are beautiful, you must very pleased with them!

anji-jane said...

wow these are just fantastic. And even more so because of the stories and history that combines to make them... little old ladies and fairies go well together. x

That Hooligan Girl said...

so pretty! I love your skirts.

Kasey said...

lovt it!

Stina said...

Your music --- so wonderful!!

Lauren said...

These are MAGICAL. I love how you reformed old clothing.

x x x

chelsea jade said...

fancy lady,
you need a fancy etsy to share these wares!
though i myself could probably not give them up if i were you.

Karen said...

Such gorgeous skirts! I'm sure those old ladies would be glad that you have transformed their things into something magical of your own.
Happy unicorn riding!

a. said...

wow, i'm speachless. those skirts are STUNNING!

Anonymous said...

Goodness you are talented! They are so magical looking


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Inside the Cabinet of Wonder said...

oh my goodness! its amazing!
well done on your creation!

Emma Adeline said...

Your designs are amazing and magical.

Rose_Rox said...

I adore these skirts. You are my style icon! You are an amazing singer, knitter, clothing designer, and role model- I wish you would sell these skirts on Etsy, but understand why you wouldn't want to part with them. Thank you for being wonderful :)

<3 Debbie

Lilee said...

ha ha ha they are beautiful! loverrley!

Anonymous said...

they are so amazing i wish i could make lovely fairy skirts just like that :)

Devin said...

I am head over heals in love with this skirt! I have been looking to make something like this for quite some time now! Did you pretty much just sew the bits of lace to the skirt?

Amazing job!!

faerie finder said...

yes kind of.. except i made them from the ground up...
i put a big thick band of elastic in and went from there!
its fun to do! all you need is patience!

Devin said...

What about for the second one without the elastic (I intend to make a zipper skirt)? Same thing? I have bags and bags full of lace and I am super excited to use it on something similar to this!

faerie finder said...

ah.. i just had a big piece of ribbed fabric!
i put it into a tube :)
good luck and let me know when you get some done!
happy to help inspire.. :)