TV Tail Bodice. I had some fabric that I bought with the idea of making a Steampunk villain (a la Maleficent). I was trying to drape a bodice mashed up from a couple of different patterns but I wasn't excited about the results. Now, suddenly, I'm excited.
I have decided on a neckline yet. It will depend on how the muslin looks. And herein lies a a new thing. For the last year or so, I continue to be challenged by fit. And while I'm able to get the garments to fit, I don't like how they look. I've come to the conclusion that I need an overbust corset. That means I'll have to make one. I simply can't justify the expense of a custom corset, and off the rack doesn't come in my size.(After writing this, I caved in and BOUGHT a corset. I doubt it will fit well, but it was clearance, and will fill the gap until I can make one)
I love this pattern and suddenly have about 3 or 4 things I want to make with it.
My daughter has decided to make a polonaise. I am providing guidance ONLY and making her do everything herself. It's going to be really tough for her since her skills are not robust.
She already made a full black skirt that is a gathered tube with a waistband. She's made a muslin and we fit it. Now she needs to cut her lining and her fabric. She's going for a bold look with this red stripe and it's gonna be amazing.
I also found a great free tutorial for a butterfly bustle at Your Wardrobe Unlocked. It's very simple. I had some cheap lace fabric, and even cheaper faux gold/black taffeta. I put them together and made the bustle.
Here's how it ended up:
Then I had another mad rush of things....just THINGS. I finished the little metal decorations for my black steampunk skirt. I decided to make them removable both for cleaning and to give me flexibility using the skirt. AND I decided I wanted to crochet a little top hat fascinator.
(I wasn't lying...my poor brain has been bustling with ideas and the projects I had were not fulfilling my costume creation needs)
Here's the metal decorations. They are connected via a copper chain. And then...
Hat on a cat! I just need to crotchet the rim.