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|My favourite Luka song! I just love everything about it, the music, video, artwork. It's just so catchy and I can listen to it all the time without getting bored. |
Surfed around for references and found that the bodice stops around the waist, I thought it'd be more flattering to my body shape like that any way. Everything is made out of cotton and the bodice is double layered. The skirt is a circle skirt with the waist being 2-3 times my actual waist and then pleated into the bodice to re-create the volume in the artwork.
This isn't actually completed yet, I need to make my own petticoat but ran out of time. Also ran out of time in completing the flower circlet. Woops...
I had a ring but I forgot to actually wear it, woops!!
When this is fully complete I'd love to get some studio photos to re-create some of the scenes from the video.
Wig belongs to Special-Pleb.
Temporary petticoat was provided thanks to Ichigo-chan.
|Flower circlet||High||In Progress|
|Long red string||Low||Planned|
|100 Aster daisies||£4.70||Bought|
|0.5m green fabric||£2.38||Bought|
|0.45m pink satin||£1.30||Bought|
Flowers 30% (Posted 18th July 2012)
I've made 14 flowers so far, I can't bring myself to make anymore. IT'S JUST TOO HARD, SO DAMN TIRED. MY FINGERS CANNOT TAKE ANYMORE XD;
I have no idea why I thought hand making the roses was a good idea. I have a batch of ivory roses to make too after the pink ones, FML D:
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Flowers 20% (Posted 18th July 2012)
Quick picture to show all the teeny tiny flowers I've melted thus far... SO TINY! My fingers are burnt and there's wax on my tweezers >:
Another journal to follow.
Sorry for crappy mobile photo, couldn't be arsed to get my camera out XD;
Dress 100% (Posted 1st July 2012)
My labour of love for the past 3 days, been working on it on and off around work and stuff!
AND IT SERIOUSLY NEEDS AN IRON XD;;;
No petticoat, but I rather like it without tbh. If I can fit the petticoat in my suitcase for Ame then I shall wear one for added poof, but if I can't fit it in then I don't mind too much!
It's a bit too big for me in the bust area hence why it's so loose orz.
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Bodice 80% (Posted 29th June 2012)
My days, next time I'm just buying cotton drill. Had to double layer this as it's a bit see through otherwise and because I'm rubbish, it makes the bodice look kind of rubbish too. I just gave up and I'm settling with this.
But on happier news, drafted the pattern for (a single layer) bodice first time without any alternations. Woooo! Just the doubling of the layers made the seams bulk out and distorts the shape where the bust is. It fitted fine as just one layer D':
To kind of mask this, I gathered the middle slightly so it looks purposely like that. Plus it was accurate to the reference so I would have had to do that anyway.
The two layers are just pinned in place at the moment, will sew them together soon! Then I just have to make the skirt which is easy peasy, saving the easiest bit for last!
I've also made the wire framing for the circlet and bought all the materials (and I got some ivory silk kindly donated from my dad today, amazing dupion silk too! At least I think it's dupion silk, it's just offcuts from an expensive curtain that needed shortening) ready to make the flowers. I left my candle at home though and I do a lot of my cosplay making at our shop so I just have to go home and fetch some candles to make flowers! Hopefully soon.
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Additional reference (Posted 3rd June 2012)
Sorry, one more reference picture to add!
I'd just edit the main reference but I'm a lazy sod and can no longer be bothered to open up Paint or photoshop.
Nice little picture of the front of the dress without something in the way! AND SO MUCH POOF! POOFY POOFY DRESS!