Tuesday, December 29, 2009


I've decided I'm going to try to focus on one costume for awhile and see if I can't complete it. I seem to get too many projects going and I rarely finish them in short time because I get distracted with something new.
This plan is exciting to me except for one thing....I'm already in the middle of a big project...making Elizabeth Swann's costume from Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. I am looking forward to finishing this...I'm just a bit tired of the thing that's been hanging over my head for...how long has it been? Don't answer that.
Yes....the blasted corset....
This is about how I feel about it:
BUT...I am nearly done so I'm going to dig it out and give it a go and see if I can't finish it up in the next few weeks. I'm past the worst of it which is nice.
I could stop there but I already bought the fabric for the dress....so I think while I'm on a role I should keep going and make it too.
The other project that has been tempting me is Will Turner's costume from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. I bought a leather coat from a thrift store ages ago that I'm planning on somehow transforming into his pirate coat.

I also have fabric that will work great for his waistcoat....
And then I can buy fabric for the shirt (or just use muslin) and breeches when I get done with those.

So tempting.....but ONE project at a time. That's my new motto. It's hard. But very much less stressful.

I'm going to try to keep updates and posts on my progress so I will be challenged to actually make progress. ;) Who knows....maybe with focusing on one thing I will actually finish something!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

A sneak peek at Maid Marian

I saw the trailer to the new Robin Hood at the theater yesterday...it looks a lot like Gladiator, pretty violent. So I don't think I'll be seeing it in the theater. I can't handle much gore on the big screen, I'll probably wait and watch it when it comes out on DVD. But the costumes do seem pretty awesome! Check out Maid Marian:

I can't wait to see more of her costumes. I think this blue dress is really lovely. It looks quite peasant-ish. I'm curious if she's going to be a peasant or if here she's just dressed that way to blend in. Either way I'm sure her wardrobe will be lovely. :) What do you guys think?

Friday, December 18, 2009

A Pirate's Life for Me

I've been having some fun making sets on Polyvore this morning. This one is my favorite. :)

A Pirate's Life for Me

A Pirate's Life for Me by TheArtofClothes on Polyvore.com

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Dollar Sale!

$1 yd fabric and $1 patterns in the SHOP through the end of December. :)

Monday, December 7, 2009

In such a mood...

I've been wanting to watch Little Dorrit so much lately. It's my absolute favorite Dicken's that I have seen so far. I've only seen it twice through. That's not nearly enough, is it? I love everything about this movie though. The acting, the costumes, the score, umm...oh yeah, and the story. :)

I've been so busy lately with work and custom orders I haven't had much time to do fun sewing for myself. I think I'm going to take a break from custom orders pretty soon so I can have some creative free time. I miss pulling out my fabric and making whatever I'm in the mood for. And I do have a pile of fun stuff to make!

Dear me, this is a random post. I'm tired. Well, I hope you all are having a lovely start to your week.
~Anna Kristine


If I didn't already think Amy Adams was the cutest thing ever, I do now.

(photo from: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

What I've been up to...

Even though I haven't been blogging about sewing much lately I have been busy with custom orders in my shop. Hop on over to Pemberley Couture to see my latest finished project. :)

And the winner is....

Chrissy from The Sun Kissed Me. Yay! Congratulations Chrissy! I'm glad the bracelet is going into the hands of a true Jacob fan. ;)
Her favorite Twilight Saga quote is: "Does my being half naked bother you?" -Jacob Black

Thanks to all of you who entered! I enjoyed reading all your favorite quotes so much. And don't give up! More giveaways to come in the near future!


Although I continually talk about movie costumes on this blog, I am not a movie reviewer. Not all the films I discuss are recommended and I do not choose to review weather they are appropriate or not for the simple fact that every person's standards are different. Something that is fine for me may be offensive to some one else and visa versa. If you would like to look into the appropriateness of a title, I recommend pluggedinonline.com. I have not seen all the movies I discuss, and am simply interested in the art of clothes in film. I will leave you to decide for yourself if you will watch the movie or not.


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