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08 February 2003 @ 09:27 pm
Must breathe  
calming down... but still pissed about the whole dress situation.
I don't know what I'd do without M.
Zoi, darling.. you are such a lifesaver. I wish there were somthing I could do for you to show you how wonderfully supportive you've been lately. T..T

I'm thinking about changing the dress design a little bit, too.
I've been looking though this Bride's magazine that Mako-chan left behind.
http://www.subscriberdirect.com/brides/0211/
Ok.. so if you look in the background, there's a picture of a chick in a dress... but I think I want to make bell sleeves like that!
I've been having trouble coming up with ideas for the neckline anyway.. and since sleeves are not in, I've been having troubles deciding on what to do.
Charlotte has an interesting cut to the front of the dress that I can't exactly do seamlessly. I've been thinking about alternatives to that little problem, as well as thinking of better ways to do the neckline. I've decided that I kind of like the front cut that she has, but the gold crap along the neckline HAS to go. The sleeves are a little poofy.. which I was thinking about keeping.. it helps offset the poofy-hip-things (that normally go on the butt.. but the name always escapes me when Ineed it. Starts with a "b") And THOSE things help offset the distinct lack of body/detail in the skirt.
I look at all these dresses.. and I think..
I really like the fact that mine is going to be so simple.. but I also love all the beadwork in the dresses in the magazines. I'm kind of torn.. because I don't sew expertly... not like the tailors who make those dresses.. and I'm afraid that the simplicity of my dress with make my sewing faults all the more obvious.
M says that perhaps it would have been better, had I bought a dress..
and in some ways, it would have been.
But I don't know if I would have been satisfied. This way, I get exactly what I want.
What do you guys think of the bell sleeves?
 
 
 
Makoto: okama!kinomakoto on February 9th, 2003 12:59 pm (UTC)
If you've got enough fabric left, bell sleeves would be very elegant. Anything that adds extra flow to the gown can't hurt! But only if you've got the fabric to spare. ^_^
HIDE your facekyonomiko on February 9th, 2003 03:46 pm (UTC)
Well...
I DID buy somthing like 12 yards XD There should be plenty. I always seem to overshoot on fabric.. so it shouldn't be a problem. I guess it all depends on how much we need to line everything.. and if I decide to line some of the key areas (bodice, peices of the skirt, whatever) with the satin.

So.. do you think it would look nice if I lined the inside of the bell sleeves with the brocade I'm using on the front panel? I have plenty to spare
CEO, Air Perv: Kawaii Yukito and Kajurin....zoi_no_miko on February 11th, 2003 02:40 am (UTC)
*kiss* Let me live your wedding vicariously ^_~ And e-mail me your snail addy. *grins*
zoi_no_miko@zoisite.zzn.com (yeah, lets miss-spell our own email... -_-; *fixes*)

Bell sleeves are the best thing ever. *grins* And pish to sleeves being "in" or "not in". No-ones going to look back at your wedding photos and say "Oh my GOD! She's wearing SLEEVES!! They were SO TOTALLY out that year!!" *laughs*

*reads post again, gears in brain turning slowly at 4am* ...Are you basing the dress of Charlotte from VHD:Bloodlust? *perks*
HIDE your facekyonomiko on February 11th, 2003 08:37 am (UTC)
XD Yup!
Well, my big beef about sleeves not being "in" is the fact that there just arn't that many photos of dresses with sleeves to look at. If there were more, it would probably give me more ideas on how I might want to change mine :)

And yes, I'm basing my dress off Charlotte's second dress on the Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust movie! Yay! I really didn't like the neckline of her dress, though, so I'm going nto change it on mine. And I'm also currently thinking about giving it bell sleeves instead of the arm-hugging ones. It's hard to decide, though, b/c I don't know how it will look when finished. XD