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« on: February 18, 2008 06:03:22 PM »

I've started my costume for the Spoutwood Farm Fairie Festival.

This is the beginning.

After fully finishing one bodice the other day and deciding it wasn't colourful enough, I drafted this pattern, made a muslin, and completely constructed, beaded, and lined today. So, I feel accomplished.

Yes, I know, it's quite revealing. Faeries were never known for their modesty..

Here are the pictures.
Sorry for the weird lighting and bad quality. I took them with my MacBook.
Front

"Look, Mom, no make-up!"


Talking on the phone to the boyfriend who lives 535 miles away from me...


Still talking, but now smiling...

Back

This picture took far too many tries to get right.

It's made of rainbow batik, and the appliques are all leaf shaped and of various fabrics, including; three different shades of green wool felt, green and blue velvet, several different colours of confetti dot, irridescent taffeta, and some other things. Then I beaded the crap out of it.

It also has asymmetrical lacing up the back.

Tell me what you think. I think it might need some fringe or something along the bottom.  Maybe some string of beads looping about.

Love always,
Hayley Jane


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Better close-up.


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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2008 06:06:39 PM »

Ohh, I hope you take some pics of the finished outfit (with a real camera!)


What about scalloping the bottom edge (and maybe the top edge too) with some leaf shapes?   I think the edges just need to be broken up a little bit more.


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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2008 06:34:42 PM »

I agree with the whole "breaking up the edges" sentiment.  They've been real good, but...I think it's time to let go.  Maybe leaves around the top (like Ludi suggested) and strips of a light/gauzy/chiffon type fabric hanging down the bottom---sort of shredded and flowing, so that when you walk they flutter.  Sheer earth toned colors would look verra nice, methinks.
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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2008 07:11:11 PM »

Damn, I already lined it...Do you think I could do that by just adding more appliqus around the edges?

Love always,
Hayley Jane
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2008 07:29:04 PM »

this is just gorgeous.  the colors are perfect.  i could definitely see a fairy wearing this.
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2008 01:42:42 AM »

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Yes, adding more appliques would definately cut it. It would help it look more leafy, break up the line AND be reasonably trouble-free!
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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2008 09:25:55 AM »

Oh yes, definitely, just add more appliques over top.  More texture = good.   Smiley


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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2008 10:21:18 AM »

Very nice.  I haven't started our costumes yet, but I'll certainly look for that top in the crowd.  Cheers!
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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2008 12:18:18 PM »

Very nice.  I haven't started our costumes yet, but I'll certainly look for that top in the crowd.  Cheers!
where is this festival? I want to go!!
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