Thursday, 23 April 2009

So why pasties?

So to answer a question in the comments section yesterday, the pasties were inspired by two things. The first was the London Burlesque festival that happened a few weeks ago. The newspapers had been filled with pictures of glamorous girls in slinky costumes. The second was previous to this in earlier posts, I've been trying to sew my own lingerie because all of the silky lacy pajamas I want to buy were $300. I've had mixed results with making my own silky sets (burnt holes through silk, sewed insides to the outsides, shredded straps, and cut three left sides but no right sides), so when I saw the pasties in the Burlesque poster, I thought surely I could make those little old things. They were only circles. How hard could it be?

Well, I tried making them and of course messed them up. The next day, I flew home to the US to see my parents and asked my mother if she could help me because she's a crafter extraordinarie and likes a challenge! Thus, we set off to JoAnn Fabrics to find the perfect backing, figured out how to make the shape, how to make a tassel (I'm still working on this one), and the right size eyelets. My mother has a wicked sense of humor and really enjoys something if it's on the edge (even though she's 76!) so we had tons of fun making these. Some of the JoAnn fabric ladies were fairly amused as well.

If you would be interested in knowing how to make yourself a pair, leave a comment and if there's enough interest, I'll write up the directions.


Ripper Arts said...

How funny! I can just see you and your 76 year old mother holding fabric/tassels up for size! JK. Neccessity is the mother of invention, so if you can MAKE them, why buy them?

photoadele said...

love burlesque!

sandra.d. said...
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sandra.d. said...

i love both of them! beautiful!
thank you dear michele, for becoming a follower of my blog "the blue bunny". your is so interesting!
well i have something on burlesque theme, and here is the link.

p.s. i deleted first comment because i wrote your name with two l. ;]

Anonymous said...

love your blog it is so funny.

twolefthands said...

What a riot! Joanne's is probably still talking!

Ooh Baby! said...

Oh why not! who couldn't use a set of pasties?

happyichigo♥ said...

lol! funny!!

wow u make ur own lingerie..that is so amazing!!!

Té la mà Maria - Reus said...

very good blog, congratulations
regard from Reus Catalonia
thank you