22nd July 2014: test wear of costume Wore this at LFCC and as first wear went very well, though i now see the things i need to alter
Sleeves to loose, need tightening
Skirt needs stronger underpinnings - so will need panniers and bustle as front is flat so crinoline is no good.
Corset needs shortening and different lace hooks place. Rest of studs need applying.
New brooch needs to be made!
22nd July 2014: gold scale maile How i did the gold center panel.
22nd July 2014: backdated progress Dress with dyed silk and dyed green velvet.
22nd July 2014: backdated progress sleeve sewn up with gold bead detail
22nd July 2014: back dated progress patterning out the gown.
28th April 2014: I found it! Finally found the fabric i need. I found a silk fabric via Etsy that has a great pattern that will work really well. Ive included a pic of the fabric in the colour it will be. Sadly the seller didnt have enough in this colour, but had it in a lighter shade which i can dye.
29th March 2014: damn that bodice fabric Still searching for suitable bodice fabric...so far cant find anything that even comes close to the colour and pattern.. tried one area of London ( Goldhawk rd) Cardiff shops and also a great shop in Swansea (Lee Mill) Had a friend look in Birmingham for me with no luck. Still have Brighton and other places in London to look (Central london and also Rems and Rolls in Holloway)Sadly did find AWESOME fabric online on Etsy but lady selling it had not enough i needed and no knowledge of the fabric makers.
29th March 2014: brooch Ive made the brooch from some left over wonderflex i had. So far it's primed ready for painting
29th March 2014: feathers and findings Found some really cute bug findings that will be perfect to add to the skirt. I also got some cockerel feathers for the brooch and gunmetal studs for the corset.
13th February 2014: Fabric shopping ahoy! Off to London this weekend to see if i can find suitable fabrics for this. Mainly looking for the patterned silk (or non silk which will be cheaper) and velvet.
Sephirayne - 29th July 2014
Love the progress and this looked so amazing in person. You looked so stunning.
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