I somehow managed to get the bodice right on the first try. This literally never happens.
The headband took me about ten minutes to make. I literally just took a thick plastic headband and attacked it with thick red ribbon and a glue gun. There was minor stitching on the actual bow part though but minimal.
For the gusseted sleeves I used Aranel’s tutorial, same one I used to make my Susan Pevensie archery sleeves. I just made the holes bigger. I can’t tell you how many tutorials I read where people cut corners by just sewing on strips of red fabric, or cutting holes without finishing them. One person even described painting red ovals on. o.O
I also made a petticoat with two layers of tulle. I have two more strips cut out but it’s already so fluffy I want to try it on under the finished dress before I decide if it needs more poof.
I already can’t wait for Halloween! …..Maybe I should work on the part where I don’t have actual plans yet.
Dammit, it’s 2am. So much for getting to bed early.
In other news, I finally attached the stomacher to the bodice (I got tired of poking myself in eight places every time I tried it on) and put in button snap closures on the other side. The sleeves are still pinned on; I’ll get to that tomorrow.
Next up is just embroidering the crap out of the bodice and the skirt. Luckily there’s no embroidery (that I can see) on the polonaise overskirt. There’s just the front edge on either side of the underskirt, the peplum, and the little sticking-out panel that frames the stomacher (which I started earlier).
This whole project has actually been saving me quite a bit of money. I already bought everything for it, other than the $3 I spent on crochet thread, plus I’ve been working on it so much that I never feel like going out and participating in activities detrimental to my bank account.
I don’t think that previous statement could have made me sound more like a loser.
Ohai! I had a website about three years ago but it was cheesy and disorganized and only half a step up from a geocities site. Since I finally got a Mac, I decided my excuses for not putting one together again were dwindling. It could also have something to do with the fact that I just started another sweet project that I want to squee about and show off. Maybe. This site is obviously very much under construction. I have a million costumes that I actually have photos of already and need to organize into iWeb’s dandy little album function. Ideally, I’ll be making a section for completed costumes, a set of albums for photoshoots and fun stuff, and then this blog-ish section for all of my ramblings. And I should warn you, I do ramble.