I'm really pale with dark hair, so I thought it would be cute to go as a porcelain doll. The thing is, I'm worried people will think I'm doing the EGL thing. As much as I love EGL, I want to make the costume clear, so I need some ideas.
I "borrowed" a dress, gauzy nightgown, and tan petticoat from the theater costume closet (I've made a few dozen pieces for them.. they owe me). The dress is a really thin, crinkled fabric with green stripes and orange flowers, puffy sleeves with cuffs, and loops for lacing up the front. It's adorable, but it's too tight on top (I'm a D cup), and the skirt is too narrow, so I'm going to add gauzy panels to the skirt and tan panels down the sides of the dress (Under the arms.. nobody I know will notice or care), then attach the bottom edge of the tan petticoat to the underside.
I'll probably add short ruffle socks (over pantyhose.. not THAT comfortable with my legs) and tan ballet flats. Then I'll do my makeup with extra blush and matching lipstick, false eyelashes, and lots of matte powder.
That hat is just fantastic! I fully intend to run out tomorrow and buy some interesting yarn to match the purple homespun I've been dying to use, and some size 15 dps. I need to knit something for myself for once.
I may need some help with the flowers, though. Just reading that I'm a wee bit confused. Once I give it a shot I might be okay.
I still need to find an advisor, but that shouldn't be a big problem.
I knit all the time in school and people always want me to show them how or make them stuff. Since I don't have time to give private lessons, I figure it would be a good way to bring together people that already know how (not that I know of anyone besides me...) and people who want to learn. Plus I want to do Craftster-inspired projects and swaps.
Any suggestions on how to run it? We would only meet in school once or twice a month. That gives plenty of time to work on projects, but doesn't allow for very many meetings.