6th April 2011: Sailor Uniform The leotard is made of lycra with poppers at the crotch to allow for easy entry and exit during the wearing. The arm rolls are wadding stitched between two layers of lycra then stop stitched to give the 'seperate' rolls. The super sleeves are sparkling organza, trimmed in white bias and come on and off with poppers just inside the normal sleeves.
The bows are interfaced satin, there is one for the front that is sewn in place and two for the back that slip in and out of a central loop at the back of the hip roll, one with a super length trail and one with a normal length trailed. The hip roll contains a roll of wadding hand stitched into a tube with the lycra hand stitched over the top. The hip roll is then stitched to the pleated satin circle skirt. I used a circle skirt in order to get volume into the hem of the skirt.
The sailor collar is a custom pattern piece of interfaced satin with ribon stitched on one side so as it can be flipped over to go from normal to super. All gems are resin, gloves are bought from ebay, the chocker is a plastic star gem on a line of ribbon with a poper under the star to get it on and off.
The tiara is a Catzia tiara.