So after abandoning sewing for about 3 weeks due to the evil gr12 provincials that dominated my first semester, you can imagine how happy I was to clean up the basement and get my machine going again. "oh I missed you so much! ;_____; " The sound of the gears was simple music to my ears! X3
The top thing on my list was finally finishing a protoype dress for my lolita sewing circle to showcase at a Lolita Fashion Show we've been invited speak at during a local convention in the summer. We needed to estimate how much materials were going to cost to make our models suitable outfits, quality control and figure out just how much time this little pet project would eat up.
This one in particular though is for my little sister; she's one of the mini models at the show along with a few other of my friends who've I have invited in.
And a nice close up of the bust+straps:
You may not be able to see it, but at the ends of the skirt where the pattern meet the black are black bows; 2 on the front and 2 on the back (I have a thing for symmetry) I was a but disappointed that I didn't have enough scrap black fabric (this was a prototype after all) to make the ruffle on teh bottom...well, more ruffled but I guess that couldn't be helped. I also wished I had more fabric for the gathering at the waist to make it more poofy, but oh well.
ps: is there some trick to figuring out how much fabric is needed to create the perfect bottom ruffle without just cutting out a huge long strip of fabric and cutting excess of that? I've been trying to find the best equation.
I don't know all the particular rules for posting "prices" or anything here *still reading through everything* but perhaps ppl can PM me with what they believe would be a suitable price? (or if this is totally the wrong place, MOD plz go ahead and move) We're currently trying to promote the art work of students at my school (both visual and textile) at this convention, so any suggestions/opinions would be greatly appreciated! I'm not trying to advertise (especially when this is for a special one-time event that I doubt people will be driving all the way up North for), I just desperately want an honest opinion for once.