Making Dante's Dream come true.

26 Nov 2012

Guggums at last!

Gosh, I am so sorry I haven't updated in so many days but it wasn't because of camera won't accept the SD card so it cannot store any pics. I'm waiting till it's repaired... Meanwhile, see the Instagram button at the right part of the page? Yeah, you can follow me there or just have a look to check quick updates. I still can take pics with the pone! Phew!

Moving on, yeah, the Lizzie Siddal v.1 dress (there will be another dress) is finished and my boyfriend brought his camera to take some pics! *happy dancing*

All the pics are uploaded on DeviantArt and Flickr with links to the original drawings we got the inspiration from. We did our best and I tried to edit them to make them look more like drawings. We had a great time!

I took the artistic licence to add young Gabriel in a necklace and a laudanum-reminiscent bottle. What do you think? :) Check the rest of the pics if you're interested, it's just my little homage to this great woman!

See you soon, hope I've finished the Victorian dresses next time! 

12 Nov 2012

Stuff gets done!

Well, sorry again for the incredibly horrible pic... I just don't have any other place to take them! But leaving that aside, I'm very proud of the dress! It just needs some buttons and that will be it. I've attached a laced collar too, which I did after taking the picture so... You'll see it when proper pics are shot.


Now that I know how to cartridge pleat I'm going to make my life difficult and knife pleat. It's actually easier than cartridge pleating  (for me) but I wanted to change a bit, this will be my third 1850s dress so, yeah. Variety!

The bodice will have a more opened neck line (compared to the black one), showing a chemisette I'm still tacking. This just feels very "Christmas time" and "Dickens themed", I don't really know why. I just know I'm making a nice capelet to wear in the snow :D

6 Nov 2012

A bit on everything.

 So... the Lizzie costume is practically finished, the purple ball gown is on its way too:

I just needed to see how it looked like with the hoop skirt, petticoat and everything! But of course when I get to wear it, I'm going for the "Lizzie look".

This is barely tacked and needs some urgent ironing too, but it's starting to look as a proper dress.

And then, some days ago, my mum came home with this fabric! Apparently she'd heard I'd love a tartan crinoline dress. She found this super cheap cotton fabric and got it for me but I wasn't very sure about the colour...

So we dyed it! :)

My hands are blue now but I'm quite content with the result. I can't wait to start with this project, as if I hadn't millions of dresses to make!

Again, sorry for the horrible pics but my brother has to take them cause I really can't take the pics myself while wearing the huge hoop skirt.