This project has been in the works for approximately a year, and while not perfect, it is definitely something I am proud of! All the materials were thrifted, gifted, or bought from local small businesses, and there is still so much that can be done!
I am currently working on the small pouch/purse to go with it along with searching for socks and the correct shoes. As time goes on, I also plan to continue adding embroidery and embellishments to really make it unique.
Because it is on a mannequin that is DEFINITELY not my size, there is quite a bit of puckering and wrinkling, but unfortunately I am not talented enough yet to take pictures of myself and have them be presentable.
All photos attached and items are made by Amelia Rhinerson
We are so excited to be able to share some of the smiles that came from our costumes and products! We will be updating this page regularly with projects as they are finished up.
All images are used with knowing consent by those photographed and any parents/guardians.
Quilting is Beth's specialty, and she has been working hard on lots of them recently! Here is just a few of the T-Shirt quilts she has finished.
Quilt - BethPhotos - Beth
Though Syttende Mai doesn't look as it normally does, we are glad to have helped Saphria (Stoughton's Princess of Syttende Mai 2020 and 2021) to get her bunad fitted and some new pieces made!
We made a new undershirt and skirt for this princess and repaired and fitted her vest, which was made by a family member and worn by her grandmother. Hopefully, she will be able to continue wearing this Bunad for a long time to come!
Evelyn, we are so sorry that you haven't been able to live out your senior year as you had hoped to this year, especially regarding your Madrigal Dinner. We hope that this gown will bring a little bit of that holiday joy back to you this year! Maybe you can wear it next year or on a visit to a renaissance fair this summer! But if that can't happen, don't be afraid to just bust it out to wear around the house!
Amelia, finished her first dress this year! It is a Madrigal Gown made entirely from reclaimed, second hand fabrics! It was going to be used in the local High School's Madrigal Dinner on the Head Table, but due to COVID-19 she was not able to wear it on stage. We are very excited to show some more projects made by her soon, there should be some great things coming!