18th January 2010: Making a start Got all the fabric I needed last week at the market. I've actually got two different fabric choices for the dress, one is a nice lightweight muslin and the other is a silk jersey in the perfect colour. Right now I'm leaning more towards the silk jersey as it's got a better colour and drop but does lack the opaque look that the muslin has.
Drawn up patterns for everything this morning, the biggest challenge is going to be the bust design and getting it looking right. I'm actually not a huge fan of the separate bust as it generally doesn't look right on me but obviously that's with store bought clothes rather than something I can fit to myself personally and make sure it's right.
Hopefully have the fabric cut out tonight and the costume finished by the end of the week. Biggest problem I'm facing right now however is getting the right wig. I was hoping to find something that needed as little work as possible but now it's looking like I'm either going to need to dye one or alter one with a fringe as getting the right colour and style in one wig is proving to be a problem.