|Full ballgown with feathered skirt and corset-style bodice. White boots|
Constructed as a two-piece.
SKIRT: Hoop petticoat with "feathers" sewn over it. Rear ruffle attached to back of top using poppers.
TOP: Corset-style strapless top with straps, sleeves and trim added.
|Buy cotton: cuffs, straps, choker, stripes||High||Complete|
|Dye fabric: cuffs, straps, bodice, choker||High||Complete|
|Buy fabric: sleeves||High||Complete|
|Sew fabric to skirt||High||Planned|
|Buy pearls for choker||Medium||Complete|
|Attach buttons to bodice||Medium||Complete|
|Make sleeves and attach to bodice||Medium||In Progress|
|Make ruffle and attach to bodice||Medium||Planned|
|Make cuffs and attach buttons||Medium||Planned|
|Buy fabric: choker points||Medium||Planned|
|Attach white stripes to bodice||Medium||Planned|
|Buy lace and attach to bodice||Medium||Planned|
|Fabric for feathered skirt||£10.00||Bought|
|Fabric for sleeves and trim||£0.00||To Buy|
|Lace for trim||£0.00||To Buy|
Bodice (Posted 6th May 2012)
Making good progress with this. The straps have been attached to the bodice, and I've made the sleeves and attached them to the straps. I've sewn the buttons down the front (but may need to tidy them up if I have time - they don't look very even to me at the moment). Now I'm working on making the cuffs and adding the trim to the front of the bodice. Then I can get started on the skirt! :D
Update (Posted 11th February 2012)
So, so far I've bought the fabric for the sleeves, and the fabric for the skirt. First: step, dying the fabric for the top and skirt.
I've used Dylon Machine Fabric Dye in 02 Lilac, with approximately 1,150 grams of cotton. It's come out ok - there are some lighter patches where the fabric was creased in the machine, and it's not quite the right shade, but it's close enough. So, now I can get started on the putting the sleeves together and then work on sewing the "feathers" onto the skirt.
This is going to be fuuuuuunnnnn! (Posted 22nd January 2012)
So, my first attempt at making my own cosplay. No-one could say I'm not ambitious!