This is my first post ever! I decided to stop being a lurker, and to actually post some of my crafty crafts.
For SuperCon last year, I made an outfit worn by the character Vala Mal Doran, from the SciFi tv series Stargate SG-1 (one of the most amazing shows EVER, btw). It's all fake leather. I hand made the corset using a pattern, then added eyelets up the back for threading. The neck-piece was done by hand, I didn't have a pattern so I just kindof guessed and fitted it on myself for measurements, and also added the grommets on it. The corset and neck-piece are connected by leather straps that are actually velcroed on underneath, so they can be worn seperately (came in handy when I wanted the corset for a pirate outfit!). The pants I bought at Goodwill, hemmed down the waistline, and took it in on the sides. The boots were bought at Goodwill (an amazing 4 bucks!!). The Jacket is reconstructed from one bought at, guess where, Goodwill! I cut along the front and hemmed along the edges, then added a buckle for the collar, and buckles all down the front. They are all functional (which make it awesome, but pretty much a pain to get on and off). Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of me actually wearing the jacket. The con was in May...in Florida...that plus a leather outfit does not mix! lol.
Oh, and did I mention that I did all
the sewing by hand? I didn't have a machine that could handle more than one layer of pleather. So I ended up with a ton of bent needles and some very sore fingers. But that's ok, because I did the majority of the sewing while catching up on all ten seasons of Stargate (I'm a nerd, yesh I know).
The front of the outfit:
The back of the outfit: