18th May 2012: Slowly getting there.. still..! Bit more progress from yesterday, with the first FINISHED part of this costume!! It's only taken like 3 weeks or something ridiculous...
The bag on the left is now finished, aside from 2 tiny bits of handsewing and the gem on the shell, which can be done in no time (and require finding a gem first, lol). But the bag itself is done!! It's sturdy and can hold at least my purse, an small notepad, pen, makeup, etc all quite easily. It snaps shut at the front and hangs to about my hip!
Middle is the cuffs on the bolero; finally got these done, a little less tidy than I wanted but I hate making bias haha. The gold looks really nice against all of the colours though, not too bright and not too shiny!
Right is the "petticoat" under the skirt, which is hemmed the same way as the skirt with a decorative overlock stitch. It shows through the skirt a little, but it adds a lot more volume to it and most of the petticoat will be covered by the dress on top anyway. I didn't want to add one in, but unfortunately needs must, and Totori's skirt is meant to flare out huge :X
Today is a day of working on her boots, bow and headdress, which should hopefully go smoothly.. once they're all sorted, there's.. surprisingly, not a lot left to do!
The embroidery for the collar yesterday was up to 9/12 panels too, SO CLOSE to completion :]