so I havn't posted anything in ages, too much school, lol, but we had this semi-formal last month, and I made my dress (doubled as an art project...we'll see what grade it gets, lol) so I thought i'd share...
it was inspired by this painting I found, "proclamation of love" by...someone, anyway, its a period painting, and the back of the main figure's dress has a similar cascade.
so: front: I had originally intended the plunge to go down to my waist (i'm short waisted, really c: so it wouldn't have been thaaat bad) but...
side/back: the belt only goes halfway around, so the "cape" bit is nice and full--good if you can't dance to save your life, because then nobody can really tell how you're moving, lol
it's made out of this awesome black and silver brocade that I got on sale for 5 euro a meter (!) and the pattern is all my own, i drafted it myself from my handy-dandy sloper, no McCalls here c: my friend lent me those awesome silver gloves, they look darker in person, so they do match, lol
i made this over fall break for a friend of mine. her birthday is next week, i hope she likes it.
its pretty much a basic hobo, made out of this grey tweed (i love tweed! and it's everywhere this season, yay!), and some tan fake leather stuff that I embroidered with black and grey, two pockets on the front, one zippered and one flapped, and .... thats it , so here it is:
back: the chain stitches on the oval hide the ugly seam that holds the tweed and leather shoulder pad pieces together.. the machine was being grumpy.
in action, sort of: the bag is kind of small, i'm not sure how useful it will be, especially since the oversize bags seem to be more popular now..
and here's a detail of the leather: it was fun to do, and i think it came out nicely. I used pearl cotton in the bobbin, and sewed it right side down because the thread was too thick to fit through the needle.
and the hippos in the lining: its from ikea. my dad called them impressionistic hippos. i guess they are more like blobs with eyes, but they look like hippos to me!
so, thanks for looking. comments, criticism always welcome. thanks again!!
so after spending way too long at the mall trying to find a dress for a party, i decided to make my own:
here's what I was going for:
and here's how mine turned out. I made it a bit longer, so it hits below the knee:
back. its kinda hard to see, but there's a bow
detail of bodice.
I altered the bodice piece of New look's 6557 pattern to get the fit right, then just made a big rectangle for the skirt. the sash was a last minute addition after i decided it looked like a tent without it. hehe. There's no zipper (yay!) so its just a pull-it-over-your-head thing.