Now the boring part, the proof-I-wasn't-nekkid-part. I mean it was a GREAT party but it wasn't thaaat kinda party. I owe a huuuuuuuuuuuuuge thank you to two LJ people. Firstly koshka_the_cat
for her amazing tutorial
which I found incredibly helpful. I also used her petticoat tutorial, so really I owe her double thanks. Secondly hirami
came over on Friday night and majorly helped me finish. She helped me tidy my sewing room for it's overnight guest, and sewed all the trim on my stomacher. So ladies I express to you my utmost gratitude.
Now that being said I didn't get a ton of good pictures of me in the dress. Rob seemed more interested in the group as a whole...and when we were all standing well I was behind the camera, so lets see what I can scrounge up...
Borrowed from madamekat
In the end the fit turned out ishy, but I promise the sleeves don't wrinkle that much if I'm standing with my shoulders back and my arms not at my sides. This is BEFORE I laughed till I broke the pins holding gown to stomacher. I had a wardrobe malfunction!
ookay maybe my sleeves are balanced too far back...but I hate to break it to y'all I'd have to unsew A LOT to swing them around and it ain't happening. I still can't quite figure out what the robings are supposed to do after they hit the waist, they just kinda explode into the skirt at the moment. You can also admire my stomacher coming off from my broken pin.
Looking back at pictures it ain't all that, but I sure as heck FELT pretty so that's really at all that matter right? and I do think the last min addition of the silver trim (yay Jomar) did help to make it feel fancier. I have a wider version of the same trim to *coughsomedaycough* use along the skirt sides and petticoat.