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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 appliqu├ęs, 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!

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