|Time Taken :||3 days|
|I didn't have a chance to update this before I first wore it at Bitten 2 - unofficial True Blood Convention in Northampton last weekend.|
I decided to make this really last minute as there's no way I would ever be able to afford the Trash Couture dress that Anna Paquin wears in the show.
I have never made a dress in my life before. It was a crash course in both that, working without a pattern, and learning to use my mum's sewing machine as I went along (although most of the dress was handsewn due to the mass of it, and the detail)
I started with a big net petticoat, and added the bodice part with white voile, and then for the embroidery part sewed on ready made appliqués, lace and beads. The colour on the lace is the wrong colour as the lady on ebay sent me the wrong item, but as I was limited on time to make this in time to wear to Bitten 2, I had no choice but to use the wrong colour.
I am so over the moon with the way it turned out. My only regret is that I didn't source a soft netting petticoat to use as my base... the hard netting on this one is very stuff and a little bit wide, but as a firt attempt, I'm so happy!