Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Most Rare Blue Moon Sale and New Releases


A Blue Moon is rare, but a Blue Moon on New Year's Eve only happens once every 19 years or so! This Thursday half the world will greet a new year and a new decade under a Blue Moon. How mystical, how magical, and how very special. I've been humming this song all morning, which is one of my favorites.

I don't do sales but once a year. The last time I held one was in October of 2008. So it is time for a very rare Blue Moon Sale. Every vendor at Blisswood, the main store, has been set to give a 25% discount. That's on all vendors, old and new releases. This is your once in a Blue Moon chance to get GreenWood Design items at such a discount. The sale will end at midnight on Saturday, January 2nd, 2010.

I make no promises about the next sale, because I don't believe in holding them constantly! So do take advantage while you can!

Now one more thing. I've started a new line of clothing. Sea Pearls Vintage bathing suits! The suits are whatever I find pretty from 1920's to 1960's swim and play suits! So far I have two 1950's style suits. I've a few others in mind, and a third suit will be out this afternoon. Yes, I'm having great fun with this! These are not butt flossers, Ladies. These are modest but sexy suits. Our grandmothers knew what they were doing. A recent study said that men prefer to see no more than about 40% of a woman's body revealed by a swimsuit. See? Rita Hayworth, Brigitte Bardot, Marilyn Monroe, these women knew that sometimes revealing all isn't nearly as sensual.

So, we have "Mango Honey" and "Sex Kitten" available, but only at Blisswood! I hope you'll take a look, they're upstairs in their own little vendor.

So sexy! You wouldn't believe how pretty these are in person. I did them because I've recently taken up sailing in SL and couldn't find anything sexy AND low lag that didn't leave my virtual fanny hanging out in the wind! So of course, I had to make it! I hope you enjoy them too!

And that's it for this . . . year! This decade even! Thank you ALL, each and every one of you, for supporting me this year. I've enjoyed talking to some of you in person, though I will warn you I do tend to be a little shy in person. Yes, I really do. :) I hope you'll come visit Blisswood, and I wish you ALL a Blessed and Magical New Year.

I hope you have someone special to be with under the most Enchanted of Blue Moons.

Cordially yours,

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Two New Releases . . . One for Men!

Greetings Gentle Reader!

I have two new offerings for you today. One is a gorgeous, stunning, wowza scarlet 1920's evening gown! Holly Berry is based on a real 1925 evening gown and quite sexy for those upcoming holiday dances! I really do love this gown, and picked it for both its beautiful color and its intricate beadwork. It comes with a resizable head piece, period bra and tap panties, as well as black stockings, but not with gloves or shoes.

I explain where the gloves come from in the notecard that accompanies the gown, and have listed landmarks for the store that carries them. Sometimes I feel it's better to support other SL merchants and buy what I want to use. In this manner, I hope to encourage you, the client, to also purchase gloves from the designer who made them. She's most talented! No I do not know her, but I know I appreciate her work.

The next offering is for the men out there. It is the New Babbage Greatcoat! A Victorian Greatcoat based on a real 1890's garment made of curly lamb's wool. The toggle and braid work on the front is awesome, and the collar and cuffs are prim and adjustable.

This greatcoat is Mod/No Copy/Trans and costs $350 lindens at any of the Curious Seamstress stores. Or you could visit us at Blisswood and snag one there. Ladies, since it is transfer, you can buy it for your man as a warm holiday gift! It can also, as always, be purchased on SLex.

Now, I have some other items in the works. One is a gorgeous Bonbon Rococo style gown, Kindness, which will be out later this evening. I can give you a little peek here . . .

Kindness is one of the 7 Virtues series of gowns. This is probably one of the more prim intricate designs I've ever made. There's lots of bows, flowers, ruffles, even on the back drape, but they are all true to the period. This is not an exact replica of a specific gown, but rather my own creation using the Rococo ideals as a guide. Though the stays and drawers included in the undergarments are real enough!

The other pre-peek I'll let you see is a brand new line of items from me. This is the "Little Egypt Victorian Dance Finery" line. For now I have two debute outfits, with as always, more in the wings. Please do remember this is what I consider a draft picture. The outfits are nearly ready to go and should be out by Friday. I'll only show one for now, but the other outfit, Sister Nuit, is in black, gold and red.

The first up is 'Mother Isis', done in tribute to the Egyptian Mother Goddess Isis. A card with her story will come with the silks. I do consider these dancing silks. There's several layers. When all are worn together you have a very modest dancing outfit. But you can take away layers and have a more risque outfit. These silks will not have strip scripting, but rather resizing scripting so that they can be fitted to the dancer.

Mother Isis -

This is a mock up ad, and there is some change that may happen to the final product. I can tell you that there is a heavily beaded headdress that matches the outfit, that the long draping scarves come off with one of the prim tops. There are two prim tops. One has fabric tassels that hang down to cover a good deal of the mid-drift, while the other tassled chest piece is topless and could be used if you were in an Adult Egyptian sim and playing a dancer. By the way, there are two skirts. One is long, the other is very short and just barely covers what it should! Both can be worn together, and if you look closely at the picture, you'll see the shorter, darker blue panels. Overall, this is a very detailed outfit and one that I am quite happy to offer.

This is also another outfit that's been lingering in my folders for well over a year now. Miss Breezy Carver told me to stop being so protective and let the little dears fly free, and so I am. I hope when you finally have them in YOUR closet, you cherish them and have fun with them!

That's all for the moment. Please remember "Kindness" and "Mother Isis" are not yet released, but will be soon!

Cordially yours,

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Four Recent Releases . . .


Yes, I've been busier than I can believe lately, and totally spaced blogging about the newer releases. So I'll slap those dears up right now. Please forgive any fuzziness in the pictures. I'm having to stretch them to odd shapes because the blog is giving me tiny little fits and I'm too tired to play with it more tonight! Now, without further caveats or whimpers, here are the four newest offerings from The Curious Seamstress!

First is this gorgeous gown by John Redfern's Maison Redfern. This black wool gown, named "Redfern in Black Wool", is Edwardian and dates from about 1907. I believe it is now in a private collection, but I wish it was one I had in my real closet! This is a sleekly tailored, elegant day suit and I personally enjoy wearing it quite often in Second Life. It comes with period undergarments as always, and the hat pictured. However, this outfit could go with just about any hat you chose to use.

Next up we have a gown made for those of a nautical mind, "Deep Sea Blues". This blue wool gown and its jaunty, natural straw boater is perfect for a fall or winter visit to the shore. It was made for New Bababage's Fleet Week and is based on an 1890 era woolen gown. It really is quite a lovely gown.

After that, and continuing in the theme of blue here, I have an earlier Victorian period gown named "Blue Belle". Based in the Romantic Victorian Period of about 1856, this crinoline ballgown is perfect for any upcoming winter party. There is a long sleeved modesty blouse for anyone so inclined to wear one, though it is not part of the original gown. Undergarments include a period corset and pantaloons. However, you may wish to take the corset off as the lace peeks over the edge of the bodice. If that doesn't bother you, then enjoy! There are also two head pieces, both with resizing scripts. One is blue daylilies and ribbons, the other is white roses and blue ribbons. Black lace work edges the gown, and a black lace overskirt is also part of the ensemble. Period length white silk gloves complete the outfit.

A word about the Romantic Period, there are actually three periods in the long Victorian Era. The earliest with its crinolines is usually refered to as the Romantic period. The middle period, after the crinoline collapsed, is usually dubbed High Victorian, and the last couple of decades as Late Victorian. Who knew? I learn something new every day and that's almost always great fun! Onwards!

Last we have a boudoir robe, "Night Fires". This special gown is the first one I've put out in about a year. There is a rhinstone studded panties and top, as well as a prim top. It has specially written scripted messaging for all the prims except the sexy little hip scarves. Since that silken rope needs to fit any pair of lovely hips, it has a resizing script in it instead of a messaging script. You'll just have to wing it on your own! I think by the time you and your significant other get to that point, you'll be fine!

This is also an awesome outfit to dance in for your lover. I would recommend Animazoo bellydances for some really smokin' hot moves that can set a heart afire. This outfit is a treat when you're whirling and dancing in it with those seductive moves.

That's the four offerings that came out over the weekend before Thanksgiving. I have a few amazing winter garments coming out shortly. One is for the men, and the other two are for the ladies. But I've a few extras that I'm working on as well. I've also got another two Bonbon Rococo gowns in the wings. One is called 'Kindness' and is part of the 7 Virtue's set, and the other is called 'Grace'. Those will be out in another week or so. Then, I have one more very special treat. It's a gown that I never thought would be released to the public, but I have been given permission to so do. That gown will be out next weekend.

Until then, take care!

Cordially yours,