Sunday, 27 June 2010

The Whole Shabang

Here is the completed outfit beautifully modelled by my sister. I am really pleased with the corset, it turned out really well. The dress underneath was very rushed, and I know I could have done a better job which is frustrating. Hopefully this will teach me to have sparks of inspiration with longer than 3 days to go before the birthday. I think I slept a total of about 10 hours over those 3 days.
I did have my first forage into the making of ribbon flowers. Denise lent me this wonderful book, which was invaluable. There are so many different ways to do it. I pretty much made a nest of ribbons in the corner of the settee and sat late into the night (several nights) trying out all the different methods.
Here are some of them adorning the top of the dress. Complete with the compulsory ladybird bead.
I have learned from this experience, NEVER trust someone to take their own measurements. I don't know how she did it, but little-sister managed to measure her own waist 10cm smaller than it actually was, I know there is breathing in but.... ?
So the waist-nip is slightly on the snug side, though apparently she likes it that way.
I randomly rooshed up areas of the skirt and sprinkled it with more ribbon flowers. Little-sister is currently going through a huge pixie/fairy stage, so I was aiming for that kind of look. Complete with a pair of pointed latex ear tips.

1 comment:

  1. Ok, so I got my measurements wrong, but I LIKE it that way :P ..

    Thank you again for the wonderful birthday present big sister :)