In having to choose between going with the standard chainse, and something a bit more like a later chemise, I went with the latter, since the pleats won't be visible under the gown itself, and it will work well under one of my bodices for a different look. It's also really comfy.
It's been dyed several times now- I was going for the saffron yellow color at first, but it was too bright, so I toned it down with the remainder of the dye bath from the linen trim, so it's a pale orange now.
I wasn't sure where to put this, so Fashion it is! This is a belly dancing show outfit for the tribal style of belly dancing. The top is a variation of the Fat Chance Belly Dance "A-B Cup" choli pattern made with sari fabric and some ribbon/lace. It comes with a veil/skirt drape in the same colour of teal as the top. Jewellery and black skirt are not made by me.
I was really bored in class and i had my laptop for "note taking"
half hour of doodling resulted in this.
approximation of what my wedding dress will look like.
my corset comes next week!!
and the base for my skirt too.
So exciting. I may actually get the dress I wanted, that I dreamed of, that I drew 8 billion times.
now i just have to tell mom...
So, here's how I made the mask for my Rorschach costume. I'm sure I'll be tweaking it up to and possibly including Halloween, 'cos that's just how I am.
Through this process, I got to learn all about the "mending" setting on my ancient sewing machine, which is perfect for sewing knit fabrics. I also got reasonably good at putting on and taking off all these layers quickly amidst all the fittings I've been doing.