Angus’ Attic

Adam and Angus are now selling lengths of silk, with weekly additions from our weekly trips to downtown LA. If you’re within twenty miles of me and on my friend list…I’ll deliver it personally (with Angus and Fiona along for the ride) and you can skip the delivery fee!). I’m the one choosing the silks, so check them out before I start claiming them for my studio. What’s different about what we’re doing? Unlike other “sellers” on other platforms, we actually purchase the silk ahead of time and it’s here at the house already. You’re also not buying from my personal stash (I’m keeping that!), these are just selections that I think are beautiful. Check us out at Angus’ Attic.

 



Modernless March

Day One of #modernlessmarch hosted by @pinsent_tailoring is: “What am I?”
I’ve been an Artist all my life, after I retired from being LA City Calligrapher, we jumped into Lily Absinthe full time. Our time is divided between our Woodland Hills house and our Victorian house in Tombstone, Arizona…and always with Angus and Fiona, our two fur peeps. Bringing old things to life is how I approach projects, old houses, old lace, old hats, old gowns, old sewing machines…they all need some love and a little magic. 🙂

 

 



And For The Bustled Look…

Day 25 of @ladyrebeccafashions #VictorianFebruary is: “I like big b*tts”…and this pretty little extant gown doesn’t disappoint in the rear view! She’s a pretty two toned 1870s day dress that is #2 on my patterning list, so get ready to see lots of interior images and a sample from her pattern draft. 🙂

 



In Progress…

DDay 24 of #VictorianFebruary is: “In Progress”…and this pretty little wool and silk dress is on my work table being photographed and patterned. She’s not haute couture, but her hand sewn details tell stories of a life in which she was well worn. I’ll make a sample soon with the draft, these classic lines are SO 1879-1890. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 



And Today’s Theme Is Lace

“Lace” is the theme for #VictorianFebruary…restoring and using antique lace is one of my favorite things. Lace has the ability to transform or overwhelm, it has to be carefully used as part of the gown’s design and not an afterthought. I’d wear lace every day if I could, wouldn’t you? 🙂