Archive for the ‘victorian plussized’ category


October 27, 2010

When designing a new style, I try to visualize who will be wearing it and forsee any problems. I also try to address any comments I’ve received about similar styles I’ve done in the past.

Some of the things I’ve heard about Zelda were very positive, but also found that after a certain age women felt she might be a bit sweet with all the bows and the sleeves might be a tad too short. I can totally relate to the fear of being seen as mutton dressed as lamb as well as baring the upper arms.  And yet Zelda has a lot of great things going for her (that great curvy shaping and interesting lace stitch), so I felt the need to revisit some of her styling details.

So without further ado, I’m pleased to introduce Clarissa. 

Even all covered up with her Victorian-steampunk air and office appropriate proportions, she is still stone sexy.  Lose the brooch,  unbutton a bit and wear her to a casual party this holiday season. You. Look. Marvelous!

Knitted in Codex , hand dyed by the Sanguine Gryphon, a lovely blend of silk and Bluefaced Leicester wool.


June 5, 2008

I’m off to the wholesale TNNA show in Ohio this weekend to man my booth and immerse myself in the fiber industry. LOVE it!

Shop owners and others, please come by the booth and say hello.  We’ll be in #947.

I’ll be introducing some new styles for Fall for White Lies Designs.

First, get your bobble groove on with the dramatically curvaceous Ruby.




 Victorian inspired yet modern, Ruby has built-in curves highlighted with satin ribbon trim.








 Then, the equally lovely Evangeline Tunic. Her soft, fit-n-flare shaping will flatter every body, especially plus sizes .