Well.. It seems I’ve been left behind. I feel like the only kid who is not going on the school field trip to the Zoo. The Zoo of Comic-Con that is. Everyone and their dog will be tweeting, face booking and vloging about the event this weekend. So what will I do with myself during the time everyone else is away you ask? I plan to drink a copious amount of wine and sew my bitterness into a emo dress. I’m challenging myself to make a ball gown by the time Comic-con is done on the 24th. That gives me four days to finish it. Misery loves company so I’ll be blogging my every step. All of those who are not going to comic con are welcome to commiserate with me! … So where to start? I have some fabrics and notions that are all black and red “vampiric…the lamented emo” if you will. Next I will sketch out some designs and post them. DARKNESS!!!!
UPDATE! 7/20/11 – 6:30pm
Ok so here is my Emo Vampire design
UPDATE! 7/20/11 – 7:11 PM
Ok. So these are the patterns I plan on basing it off of. Ill be doing a lot of alterations on both but the corset of McCall’s 3538 will work well and the skirt of McCalls 4028 will be perfect!
UPDATE! 7/21/11 -
Playing around with some drapping.
Using the “A” style top of McCall’s 3538 pattern I’m adding three inches to the bottom. I’ll be flatlining it with interfacing.
Pretty much done with the corset. I just need to sew in the eyelets to lace up the back tomorrow. More updates tomorrow! Now back to my wine ~
UPDATE! 7/22/11 -
Cutting out the skirt using McCalls pattern 4028. As you can see I’m adding a train. I’ve always though dress trains add glamor.
Adding a ruffle to the front panel of the skirt as well
Making a choker using a old beaded choker as a base. I’m going to see if it is a better fir for the gown
I like it so far but it needs more. Perhaps a sash or belt?
UPDATE! 7/24/11 -
Drafting the pattern for the Bolero
UPDATE! 8/1/11 -
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