Yesterday's sewing time was devoted to cutting, seaming and pleating the QotN over petticoat. Yay for black velveteen!
When I was done I had to put the outfit on Narcissa to see what it looked like. Ooooh, ahhh!
Of course I couldn't just leave it there - I had to try out some of the gems, jewelry and such I’ve been collecting all year and see if the bling worked. FREAKING AWESOME is all I have to say about that! The white dots on the bodice are pins so I could get an idea of how the rhinestones will look. I counted the pins as I put them on and I have 150 there so 300 for the whole bodice. Dude I have like 900 so I will be able to go to town and "encrust" the front nicely, use some on the sleeves and have left overs for the skirt. Whoo hoo!!
I think my favorite part are the vintage moon earrings Bridget bought me for Christmas. They are the perfect size and scale for the center front. That just worked out, I didn't plan it, although looking back I should have! And hello - they go with the whole Queen of the Night thing so nicely. The stones on the skirt are glass "beads" from Michaels. I need some more but have bought out my local store... I’ll make the trek up north to see what the Garrison store has next week.
Ahh, I am so stoked with this frock I don't even know what to do with myself!!
This am I took all the pins out and tried on the petticoats so Mom could mark the hems. The bulkiness on the sides is causes some fitting issues with the bodice so I'll have to let out the side seams a bit. Mreh. This ladies and gentlemen is why we flat line!
I also tried on the Pimpernel revamp toile. The center front bottom needs to be shortened a bit and the neckline a little more rounded but other than that... Oh I still have to double check the sleeves.
sadievale is coming over tonight to sew with me so it will be a night of hems, waistbands and, if I'm a good girl and work diligently, cutting out the Pimpernel. *happy butt wiggle*