11th April 2012: Top, wig, skirt Okay, so I took another look at the bikini tops of this design again today in Primark and when I scrutinized the design, and "played" with the twist, I THINK I have figured out how to make it myself!
I'm going to buy the "invisible bra" things that are just the bra cups you can buy that like stick to your skin, and use them and get some blue fabric and make the top that way, but sewing the fabric over the cups so their sewn inside the fabric. I have figured out how to do the twist in the middle also, which I'm rather pleased with!
Now to find some fabric cheaply to make it! I do have a lot of linen in the right color for her top, ut im skeptical on whether linen would be a good choice... i dont think it will but considering I dont have that much money to play with for the next month and I still have the wig to buy- I'm thinking I'm gonna HAVE to make it with linen... at least for this first wear.
Talking of wigs, I found a good white long wig on aliexpress.com that's $20 (£12 est) for one wig, so I think what I'll do is buy 2 wigs (as i can get 2 for the price one 1 thats on ebay!), sew the wefts of one wig into the other for volume, then cut the layers into her hair and add the longer strand by making a weft or using a single weft for her bangs.
For her skirt I reckon I'll go with the fabric I put the screen cap up of, then use the light blue linen fabric for the long front sash... again not especially ideal but its all about money more than time. I'd rather get the hair right more than anything as that's her signature thing to make her recognisable... along with her facial make up