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04 October 2009 @ 12:51 am
My part in this is finished  
I finished the dress I've been working on for a freind. It doesn't have closures in the front, but I didn't feel like sewing buttonholes, so I'm leaving it to her to do the handstitching on the buttons/snaps/whatever. She's also making a petticoat and a white apron to go with it. It's an Alice in Wonderland costume in a grey tone. The accessories she is working on to go with this are very cool.

I can see this going well with a pair of white knee-highs and some shiny black mary janes, or maybe some black tights layered with red fishnets and some interesting shoes. She's got plans for the rest of it, but yay! I sewed somthing within the space of a week!

Next week: Poodle skirt of doom. Week after that, if I don't slack/suck: A costume for me!


I didn't feel like gathering the whole damned skirt, so I put in a few well-placed pleats. The ones in the back look really nice, I think.

(Anonymous) on October 4th, 2009 01:18 pm (UTC)
Poodle skirt
Hi, Poodle skirts are easy, use felt and you can cut the skirt out in a full circle, so no sewing that. I used wide black elastic for the waist band so that it would look like the wide black belts we wore with them. The hardest part is sewing the poodle on and the leash for the poodle. I made 16 of them when Jolie worked at the resort. Send a picture when you get it done.

HIDE your facekyonomiko on October 4th, 2009 05:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Poodle skirt
I decided to make mine out of bottomweight and cut panels. I've never worked with felt, and it seemed like felt would be kinda flimsy. I was planning on sewing a wide cloth waistband onto the skirt, and giving it some hook& eye closures on the side. I bought some black sequined elastic I plan on sewing onto the waistband. It should only take a day or so. I need to make a petti as well, and the poodle. Shouldn't be too bad, but it's hard when you feel lazy and unmotivated :P