|Ok so this is actually my final project for university but I'm really pleased with how it's coming along so I felt like uploading it anyways ^^ I know it's not really a cosplay or anything but meh, who cares :P|
|Overskirt and peplum||High||Complete|
|Wig and hairpiece||Medium||Complete|
|Lace, buttons and feathers||£28.00||Bought|
|Base fascinators x 2||£7.50||Bought|
Bust detail (Posted 12th May 2011)
Better view of the bust of the jacket, fully sewn and embellished now!
Really proud of this if I'm honest, never thought I'd ever make something intricately like this (especially with all my recent mental health problems) :3
Done! (Posted 12th May 2011)
Can't believe I'm actually finished AHEAD of schedule for once :D even more so since it's for university!
But yes, posting up some detailed pics in the journal, will put main photos on the photo tab. Will be having a little photoshoot or two tomorrow (well, today) with Umbrav and Shenny so hopefully I can get some nice photos up by the evening.
For now you'll have to settle for a bad bathroom shot~
So close... (Posted 11th May 2011)
Ok so I'm almost at the end!
Spent most of tonight gathering and pleating the overskirt, just need to hand-stitch the waistband in place and that part is done~
Photos to come later~
So far... (Posted 8th May 2011)
So far this is the jacket (80% done), the underskirt (90% done) and the bustle (100% done) :D
The overskirt needs to be pleated, gathered and sewn to the front peplum and then I'll be very nearly finished
A-woot~ ...this better get me a passing grade!
Jacket progress (Posted 8th May 2011)
Tonight I worked mainly on the jacket: I sewed the sleeves in place, made the cuffs, attached cuffs to sleeves and made the bust panels for the centre
This is just showing the back pleats over the bustle/underskirt, the centre panel (not neat as it's just pinned inside) and the cuffs
Underskirt (Posted 8th May 2011)
Ok so this part is almost finished, just need to hand-stitch the inside of the waistband and hem the white and black layers :3
Pictured with the bustle underneath so you can see the pleats
So many buttons (Posted 8th May 2011)
Sewed the lace and bridal looping onto the jacket bust tonight, testing how the buttons will look~
Wig stuffs (Posted 6th May 2011)
Excuse the lack of makeup, tried both the wig and hairpiece together tonight along with one of the bought fascinators. I know the hairpiece doesn't match the wig exactly but it was the best I could find. I'll do it much neater for the proper photoshoot as well.
LACE (Posted 6th May 2011)
Spent a good couple of hours hand-sewing the lace onto the front peplum edging =___= took forever as I was determined to make it pretty strong, ended up matching every machine stitch with my needle and thread...
Hairpiece (Posted 4th May 2011)
I thought I might just use my Lara Croft wig (unstyled) for this but I'm going to get a matching hairpiece to use so I don't have to put ringletts in the Lara wig :P
Now I just wish more than ever that I had long curly hair... ;A;
More on the jacket (Posted 3rd May 2011)
Bah, I keep getting side tracked and either going online, watching 'Friends' or doing sketchbook work... >___>
Haven't gotten much further as I need to get some sleep, got to be in uni tomorrow morning to print off a load of pictures for the sketchbook.
Here's the lining pinned to the jacket so far, then I just need to work on the seams, sleeves and front panel~
Outer jacket layer (Posted 28th April 2011)
So this is most of the outer layer of the jacket done, will do the centre bust last as I want to make sure I have the sizing right first. Super happy about the pleated peplum :3 sleeves and lining are just being sewn together now, here's hoping it comes out okay~
Pleated jacket peplum (Posted 28th April 2011)
I'm usually so bad at pleats, really pleased with these~
Trimmings and things (Posted 28th April 2011)
Top: selection of buttons I was considering, going for the one in the box as it matches the bias, got smaller ones though so they would fit in the bridal button looping that I found.
Middle: some nice feathers I saw in the craft shop, I felt like making some sort of fascinator or small hat so I'll fix these on it somehow, I also bought some special headdress netting as well for that.
Bottom: Large and small lace, will use those around the front peplum, cuffs and jacket bust mainly, though I might use any extra for the undergarments (that I may make if I have the time). The satin bias will go on the edging of the same bits as the lace, tempted to embellish the bias with something but haven't decided what yet. And the last is the bridal button looping, this will go down the centre of the bust, I thought it would save me time and look much nicer than 26 button holes...