Archive for May, 2010
I really need to get my act together and finish this pet-en-l’air soon! *Sigh* This is a try to get inspiration going…
If you haven’t discovered Une Collection Française yet – go there now! I found these inspiring miniature portraits over there today:
I love the scalloped details on this dress! Totally something to consider in future projects!
And this front opening combination is soooo cute!!!
On June the 19th the Swedish Crown Princess Victoria Bernadotte is getting married to Daniel Westling (a man of the people, born here in Örebro actually).
Swedish public television is therefore making a series exploring Swedish historical royal weddings. Yesterday it was time for the wedding of King Gustaf III and Princess Sofia Magdalena of Denmark in 1771. We all know the wedding dress:
You can see the episode here, it starts 25 min 37 sec in…
It’s in Swedish though, so this is a short resumé of what the episode is about:
Besides telling the story of how the wedding came to be, they try to recreate a special dance that was performed at this wedding. It was a torch dance, or torchlight dance, or fackeltanz or what ever it is called around Europe. ;D This is a tradition that was revived by the mother of Gustaf, there are no records of exactly how this polonaise based dance was performed though. We only know that it was performed after all the festivities when the pair would go to bed, the dancers lead them to their bed, dancing with torches in their hands.
They also talked quite a bit about clothes, naturally! ;D Like, did you know that the wais measurement of Sofia Magdalena in this dress was just about 50 centimeters? And did you know that it took 40 parisians working in shifts day and night 4 weeks to finish Gustaf’s outfit?
I must apologize on behalf of Swedish Public Television though, for the tricorne Gustaf’s mother, Lovisa Ulrika, is wearing somewhere in the clip… 😄
Oh, and you can read all about the coming wedding here (in English).
Teeheehee, I’m posting with my Android phone with the WordPress app, from Robbie’s parent’s garden!
Yeah, so this is the walking stick I’m working on, next step: sand paper.
I always take a power walk before breakfast (no, not power nap ;P), along Svartån – the small river that runs through Örebro where I live. This morning was no different, except I saw something long and very straight washed up on the bank. It was a perfect stick for a walking stick! It’s a weee bit crooked at the bottom – but I don’t think I’ll ever be able to find something as straight for free. It’s dirty and still has it’s bark, but I think it’ll be super nice after a little care! =D
Today I decided it was time to dress up once more and test and fit everything again, since I finished all the hemming. Well I didn’t need to fit it really, but I wanted to see that it still looked alright. I also wanted to take some better pics to show off my creation (this was the best I had). ;D So here you are, my pet-en-l’air so far:
Still only one arm trimmed though, and no real stomacher, hehe . And I kinda just wrapped the fabric for the petticoat round my waist… ^^;
I also used the one pocket hoop I have managed to make so far (soooo boring to seeew!) and they might work after all, what do y’all think?
Ooops, didn’t pin it very well, bah!