I started off the beginning of the week by finishing up two commissions. The first being a replica of Marilyn Monroe’s baby blue polka dot dress. I’d made the top previously using a pattern I’d already had but this time I drafted the skirt myself. The second was a Star Wars duvet skirt, with pockets.
I listed a bunch of costumes for sale in fandom appropriate Facebook pages and managed to sell a few Harley’s. I can’t wait to see the photos the new owners take of them.
I decided that before I posted them off, that I wanted to start taking white backdrop photos like my fav maker Kelldar does of all her costumes. I think it’s such a great way to catalogue everything while keeping it looking cohesive. So I got a 2m length of dowel, stapled 3m of white blackout curtain fabric to it and then hung it outside on the house. I am beyond stoked with how the photos turned out.
I think the only thing it needs now is some sort of lighting set up and it’ll be perfect.
I got a commission for a Rise of Skywalker Rey costume which I’m super keen to start. I’ve brought all the fabrics and I’m currently researching patterns that will work. So far I think my best bet are the ones drafted by Jen Eyre.
Speaking of costumes, my Beauxbatons hat finally arrived! It’s not as nice as the last one I had commissioned but until I can afford to by another from Tess, this one is just fine. It’s made from one piece of felted wool stretched over a hat form and doesn’t have any lining or structure on the inside. Definitely not as sturdy as my Tess one was though I do love the colouring of this one.
And lastly, I found a dream costume for sale on Trademe of all places. It’s a gorgeous replica of Bella’s prom dress from Twilight. I have a feeling it’s from the same lady who sold me my replica Bella wedding dress on Facebook a year ago as pickup is the same place. I was hoping that I would have had it in my hands by now so i could have at least tried it on but she still hasn’t organized a time for me to collect it yet. Here’s hoping I have it by next weekend!
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