So when last I left you the fabric hadn't arrived and I was in a panic of what to do. Cue my crazy awesome friends. madamekat
and her awesome partner in crime, who to the best of my knowledge doesn't have a LJ so we'll call her B, come riding in on their great white horses to save the day! They are officially my fairy-godmother-gadian-angle-tiara-
wearing-saviors and hooked me up with the most AMAZING silk you've ever seen..seriously prepare to be envious. ( Read more... )
I know gorgeous right? It's bluein natural light and purple in artificial light, and drool worthy in any light.
I tried to kick Rob out of bed on Friday night so it could sleep next to me, but he pitched a whiney fit. (Side note, should you ever want someone super awesome to take on a dinner date madamekat
and J come highly recommended, the husbands talked computers so we could talk costuming a total win-win)( Read more... )
I should warn you that in the pictures there's no petticoats on Polly just the bustle cage so it's hanging inward due to her lack of legs. But don't point it out to her, she's sensitive about it.
It's got a pocket on each side (B dared me! I had to!) and the seams are fully frenched with real placket. I'm not normally this neurotic about finishing (okay I am) but I decided since this dress was only made possible by the kindness of friends I'd use it as a Pay-it-forward dress and loan it out to anyone who needed an emergency outfit, which means other people will see the inside...so it had to be perfect!
Here's a close up of the side back, I'm not sure it's suppose to look like that, but it's gonna stay that way till everything else is done.
And finally I've got a decently fitting bodice mock-up. This lovely floral print brought to you by curiouschilde
and I must point out btw that it's a hugely unflattering pattern on people missy :-p
and a lovely shot of my double chin to boot! Rob apparently didn't believe me when I said "just cut my head off"
Well I guess I better stop avoiding cutting out the bodice or this sucker will never be done!