I offered to create a little dress for a little girl called Neve, who likes to dance to 80's music with her mum and dress up like Belle, from Beauty and Beast.
She is going to Disney on Ice in less that 2 weeks and i started cutting out the pieces - current count is 18!! GEZZZZ!!! And i haven't even cut out the Taffetta yet, they didn't have any at Lincraft, and they call themselves a fabric shop.. wtf?
This is the flouncy collar and lining of the bodice. I am using pattern B4320 by Butterick this is were i am at... lining, overskirt, and little gathered thingy for over the shoulders....The overskirt below will be gathered up in sections with the canary yellow taffeta showing through the bottom.
I want it to look like this in the end, but not plasticky.
I also have some vintage pattern goodness, care of ebay - Simplicity 5562 from 1973. The paper used for the pattern pieces is better quality than the type used today and the printing on it nice and big - must be before they became cheapskates and started using thinner tissue paper.. Some pouches made with Ink and Spindle Fabric. A finished Mod Podged box with a little pouch for a friend in Melbourne. Annd lastly, some hand screenprinted panels, this is step one in a 2 colour design.
Tomorrow will be the flowers. I used the vinyl cutter at work to cut my design out of removable vinyl and stuck it on the back on my screen. The result is a very precisely cut stencil that creates nice clean esges. You can only use it until you rinse your screen though so i got 3 prints out, only one PERFECT one though.. so if after i put the flowers on the perfect one is still perfect - i might se if i can sell it. It would be perfect for the flap of a messenger bag or stretched over a frame...
Hop over to Kootoyoo, the lovely lady that hosts My Creative Space each week for some more Creative Goodness.
Also.. yes i am posting this at 4:50am in the morning.. i cant sleep!
Also also... Transformers 2 kicks arse!! Go see it!!