2010 for me, has been the year of the dress-up: there's been pirate, ball-going belle, gangster's moll, Jessica Rabbit, and then over the last couple of months I've been busy with some extra-curricular activities (not that kind, you guys! Sheesh! The sewing kind!) & the following are some pics of the fruits of my labour.
It became the basis for my whole costume: Militant Woodland Nymph Princess!
So that was that one. Cool, huh?
With the help of my Twitter buddies, we decided I should aim for 1930's Gown'd Screen Siren.
I found a pattern that was pretty darn close to my mental picture & seemed easy enough to tweak to be what I had in mind (Vogue 7365) & then a trip to my ol' buddy Nikki at Tessuti Fabrics, where we scoured the store looking for the perfect fabric (it was of course, the first one we looked at, but one must be sure of these things..!) I strolled home, over-the-moon, with 4 metres of a gorgeous, green silk. It was beautiful to work with.
I was a little concerned about the potential for an extreme wardrobe malfunction, but the chains were all very obedient & stayed linked together, bless them.
I only have a crappy iphone pic to show you what I looked like on the actual night..
I *really* want to wear this dress again. Will someone take me to the opera, please? :)
More pics here if you'd like to see!