Well I haven't posted anything in ages and thought I might try catch up with all the things I've made. I did a foundation in costume making and this was my final piece, its about collecting and keeping memories with you. The audience are meant to be able to go up to it and open the doors and look in side, each one give you a different view of the stuff inside!
Here are a bunch of views of the inside, the white tape you can see is covering the crinoline steel:
And here with someone wearing it:
And the full length view:
The binding on the bodice is all done with old maps, and the inside was made in individual panels of maps, photos, postcards etc to fit the gaps between the crinoline steels, padded and quilted to backing fabric then handsewn on. There are also objects hanging down that I collected.
Anyway, sorry that was mammoth and hope you like it!
very nice!! I'll have to try bloomers, they look so comfy as well!
I made a corset last year, and I was too broke to buy proper boning so I used double strips of those stiff plastic ringbinders instead, and it worked fine, I think it took me in by 3 or 4 inches (can't remember exactly) and was way cheaper
when my dreads were newish a few of them started to morph together, what i did was I got thread, and tied it around where each seperate dread was at the roots (never mind the togerthe bits on the rest of the dread for now) let it like that for a few weeks, and then cut all the overlapping bits after the thread, does that make sense?? It really worked for mine, they were too tight to rip too.
I started using wax at the beginning and it clogged up my dreads too much, but I love the dreadheadhq shampoo, I tried another all natural soap bar for dreads, but my scalp went grungy with likea paste, it was really gross.
One thing though, I have dandruff, and I don't know how to get rid of it. I don't want to use a normal anti-dandruff shampoo incase it clogs them up and leaves loads of residue, but I haven't found a natural remedy yet, help please!
I dyed my dreads, but I had had them for a fair few months when I did that. I dyed them with henna paste and it took AN AGE to get out. Even without dreads henna dries a bit like dry mud and gets everywhere, loads of green tinged pillow cases where I didn't get it all out the frist time! xoxo
fantastic bodice so far, going to look fab! On the body shape thing, I know what you mean, its impossible to find dresses that don't make you look pregnant, tent dresses do suck.
The reason I started making my own clothes was because I couldn't find anything that fit me properly! My boobs have not got to the point where I have to buy tops 4 sizes too big and take them in, so making things from scratch usually ends up being less hassle
well I don't haridry my dreads, and I always wash them before I go to bed, but they aren't mildewy and they smell tasty; but then mine are quite short so they dry quicker I guess. My mate without dreads washed her hair when I was there last week, and it was dry by half and hour, I was so jealous! But then I can fall out of bed and my dreads still look good, so. . .
A friend is coming to do over my dreads next week, so I will post some before and after pictures, figners crossed he knows what he's doing! But he had a head full of perfect dreads, so it should be fine.
I keep meaning to make synthetic felt dreads in funky colours to spice up my life, but I haven't got round to it yet.
loving the pencil skirt, I'm making one at the moment, battling with buttonholes! I've used a load of stuff from various family members, shirts from my brother are always handy, I just wait til he's gone back to uni then raid his wardrobe. . .
don't get me wrong, I loooooove my dreads, and I'd hate to lose them! I saw a picture of myself without them yesterday and I nearly had a fit! It looked weird, and just wrong somehow! People keep asking me how long I'm going to keep them (my grandparents in particular, 'oh is this what's in fashion now is it? being the firs thing they said when they saw them) but I cant imagine having to cut them off.
So yes, I love my dreads, but I' mmore comfortable with them short bascially. xoxo