27th October 2010: Sleeves Okay so with what, two days left to go until expo I figured that it might be a good idea to tackle those damn sleeves again. They are now sewed onto the body of the shirt, but they're not fantastic - they just won't stand up by themselves and they look pretty weedy, to be honest. However, they have a lot of potential to poof out, so I think on the day I'm just gonna wad them up using leftover materials or something similar, 'cause that worked in balling them out when I tried them on earlier. After getting that done I have so little left to do, it's such a relief :D
26th October 2010: Shooooes Found the perfect pair of shoes today in Primark for £15, so I snapped 'em up. One size too big, but I can always stuff them.
17th September 2010: Skirt AHAHAHA SKIRT IS FINISHED MOFOS. Granted, it didn't take me too long, but it's a victory nonetheless! Made from the same material as the jacket (they both need a wash. At least it was discount), it's got some give to it so I'll be able to move, thankfully. I think the only thing I'mma worry about with this is the slit in the back - never worn one of those skirts before, let alone a mini! - and if the popper comes undone, but it doesn't seem too likely. |D
11th September 2010: Jacket~ Went back and since I'm not talking to my shirt fabric atm, decided to start work on the actual black jacket part. It's now completely made, asides from the ribbon and buttons that have yet to be put on (and of course, the poppers/whatever I'll use to use to attach it). Very happy with it; took a while to get the fit right, but I managed to sew in the sides and the darts a couple of times, and now it fits quite snugly against my waist. Which is good, considering how snugly Franny's jacket is.
Wish my computer's bluetooth wasn't being prissy so I could upload a picture.
18th August 2010: Beginnings. Right, so I bought the base fabric for this today, feels awesome~ got some discounted black stuff ('cause it was dusty and had a hole in it somewhere) which feels lovely - not too heavy, not too light, sort-of stretchy and not rough - and some really, really nice white cotton which feels sort of canvassy. These'll make up the shirt under the suit, and the jacket and skirt. Also got some interfacing to make the bow with; it's stiff enough to stand up by itself. Might go back and get some more for the cuffs, too. Finally bought some ribbon (like 3m of the stuff, it better be enough).
Also started altering pattern. Used a Butterick pattern for smart shirts (that I used for Refia before) and drew it out on scrapbook paper before altering the front - made the neckline plunge more and made the arrow-y bits - as well as changing the sleeve so the top (both cap and hem) will puff out. Looks like it'll all go well, too. Hoping to go back to mum's in a couple of days and finish drafting/altering patterns then and start sewing.
I loved your costume hun it was brilliant!! and yay for Primark Franziska boots X3 I got mine from there too!
Sorceress-Eiva - 31st October 2010
8D Thankiiiiies, and you're the imposter you fool, how many times do i have to say it XD
Debbie Ella - 1st November 2010
You did a great job with the waistcoat! :) Let me know if you ever need to make puffy sleeves again, I can help you! ^^
Sorceress-Eiva - 1st November 2010
Thanks so much! It pales compared to yours though, haha, you made a fantastic outfit (even if I didn't see you walking around :C). And if I ever remake Franny I will totally bear that in mind, that's so generous of you. <33
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