Tuesday, May 06, 2008

...Afterall, tomorrow IS another day!

And I shall learn to blog! I suppose my first post trying to add photos should have something to do with the name of my blog. I'm a huge Gone With The Wind and Titanic fan. I adore the costumes and have many from each film. Some are custom made, or not finished yet~ trying to be as screen accurate as possible. Some are just garments that I have found and have tried to embellish them to look like the costumes.

Here I am wearing the "Flying Dress" from Titanic.

I had this custom made and went all out on the fabrics. Silk charmeuse and silk velvet, cats eye beads, and scrumptious lace. Much research goes into recreating these gowns. Just trying to match the velvet and silk charmeuse swatches was a challenge! My seamstress, Christine, is just wonderful to work with! http://www.ckhall.com/
The hand bag is an antique from the edwardian era.

More photos can be found here, http://www.flickr.com/photos/85469550@N00/sets/72157600477992255/detail/

Next I shall post a GWTW frock. This time I'll give an example of a garment I am embellishing. This is a red velvet dress that I got on ebay for $25. I know the original gown was burgundy, but hey... this dress had potential! It was a simple collumn dress with HUGE puffy sleeves. I removed the sleeves, added the stones, and by a miracle found a red velvet to match well enough to make a train. This gown is still in the works, but you get the idea!

More on this gown can be found here, http://www.flickr.com/photos/85469550@N00/sets/72157600478000829/detail/

Well that's it for this today folks. I'm still not sure what blogging is all about, and I'm learning... so please bare with and thanks for peeking!


Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Hi Nikki,
I'm so happy you are going to be blogging! Already it is beautiful! I'll be a loyal fan!


Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Thanks Kathy! I'm really struggling with this html stuff tho! I hope I don't get too frustrated. It took me FOREVER to do the marriage post just now! Phew!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Hey, Nikki, I am happy to see you will be blogging too!
If I can learn to do it, you should have no problem; I am not very computer savvy! HTML is like a foreign language to me!

Sandra said...

Hi Nikki, I'm so glad you decided to blog and thanks for letting us know about it at ILR. What beautiful gowns (as is the lady wearing them)! Please more pictures of your vintage things...they're beautiful.

Rue said...

If your computer isn't working right today, it's because I was drooling all over it... those dresses are AMAZING! BTW, how did you get a picture outside of the cabin on the Titanic?? ;)

rue :)

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Thank you girls! I'll be sure to post more gowns, you may get sick of me! Rue, I was a naughty girl and took pics at an exhibit and we weren't supposed to. Have you been to any of the Titanic exhibits? You MUST go to the Titanic Museum in Branson, MO if you have not been. They built part of the ship, so cool! http://www.titanicbranson.com/
There I had photos taken with Cpt. Smith, but they turned out blury. :*(

Little House By The Sea said...

Hello and thank you for your comments on my Blog. These dresser are simply stunning, I would love to have a dress like ANY of those on the Titanic film. I think that I may have to watch it this evening now.

Sarah x

Val said...

I too love both movies. Just about anything Melanie wears in GWTW "speaks" to me--I just love her so much, and her dresses were so simple and just so dear--and the gauzey pink-sashed/belted gown Rose is wearing when the ship strikes the iceberg is so delicate and feminine and lovely too. I see from your flickr photos that you've worn that one-- and beautifully! :)

A Titanic exhibit (the artifact exhibit) is currently at one of our local museums, so sometime in the next few weeks, I'll be checking it out.

And now that I've fiiiiiiiiinally had a chance to check out your entire blog--computer crashed last week, so I couldn't get over here to read as much as I wanted to--let me say again how nice it's been to "meet" you. :)