The fabric I bought from a seller here , Lolitarosesales. I've had it for mooonths on end and I had trouble figuring out how to use such a...troublesome fabric. The musical notes were horizontal instead of vertical...I had the impression I wouldn't have enough fabric. How wrong I was.
The pattern is my own. (If you need help finding a reference look in sew_loli's memories)
As soon as I got this simple design out and made the dress in 6.5 hours time. I had a little over 2.75 yards left. >___<;;
I used my leftover raschel lace for trim...some of which I dyed with tea and coffee...polyester actually takes to some dye. Very faint though.
I was inspired by Victorian Maiden's new RESERVE tartan dress designs.
Which are unfortunately sold out..I would give just about anything to own one!
I made some mistakes with the dress since I was in such a rush to make it. I made a mistake on the under-dress. It ended up being an underskirt instead. I must wear my thin muslim blouse underneath. I also neglected to buy a szipper and thus, I need help to get into the dress with the lace-up back. The sleeves feel too short.
But I am most impressed by the fabric's ability to keep some volume due to the printed surface. I only need a light petticoat under this. :]
FRONT DETAIL. Removable grosgrain bow.
FRONT WAIST DETAIL. Removable grosgrain bows.
SLEEVES. I should have added corresponding lace.
HEM DETAIL OF UNDERSKIRT.
BACK. With underskirt attached.
BACK. Eye tape is easier to apply than grommets.
UNDERSKIRT = Froofiness.
My favourite so far:
Jewelry: Pearl strand necklace to be made today. (I'm still waiting for my VW orb necklace with 3 pearl strands) + Self-made pearl earrings.
Hat: Bought from The Bay with customized removable black satin bow w/ pearls.
Cuffs w/ satin bow and pearls + sock-toppers of the same make, self-made.
Shoes: (Not pictured) Ling_lam black RH shoes with ribbon ties.
Claire earrings -gold pears with pearls. Cream knee-socks. Floofy lacey bow head thingy. Lolita_lola RH shoes.