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Here are some photos sent to me from this past Halloween from my customers:

If you have any custom wear from Callidora’s, send me a photo and I’ll send you a coupon code good towards a future purchase. I love to see my work on those it was intended for. Since most of my orders are from the internet, I never get to see my clothes on my customers 😦

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Once the design was settled on, it was time to narrow down materials. Like the Penelope coat, this was to be fully lined. In the movie, the coat was lined in mini-floral cotton. Erin was looking for more color and something less dainty. She chose this gorgeous teal taffeta:

teal taffeta with embroidered bouquets

teal taffeta with embroidered bouquets


And she chose a burgundy wool gabardine for the coat itself and blue trim for the accent:
burgundy wool gabardine

burgundy wool gabardine

Then for the finishing touch, Erin selected this beautiful Fleur de Lis button for closures and decoration.

Available from House of Anoria

Available from House of Anoria

Tune in tomorrow for construction tidbits….

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I know I’ve been talking about the Penelope coat for awhile now, but I’m finally starting the project and thought I’d take you along for the ride. My customer, Erin, contacted me months ago wanting a coat like the one Christina Ricci wore in the movie Penelope. I was very excited about the project, because I thought it was cute movie and the coat was stunning. It’s elegant and eccentric at the same time -very fun 🙂

We emailed back and forth discussing fabrics, colors, and some changes to the original design. This part of the process is the most exhilarating – the birth of a design! Here are the 2 photos I was given to begin my design:

penelope movie

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Erin was looking for a combination of elements from both coats. I began sketching.

First go-round

First go-round


I was a bit off in the modifications she wanted, so I sketched again:

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This was to be the final design!

Tune in tomorrow for part 2….

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