Sunday, December 9, 2012

Smooth as Silk

Yeah, silk ain't that smooth. Dunno why people always say as such. It's also rather annoying to sew with! Ah well! Welcoming back Butterick 5708, but this time for myself. It was previously made up for Nitty in Delustered Satin.

Nitty's fantastic photo skills made this wreath look like one epic hairdo
I went to a masquerade gala ball thing, and seeing as my glasses are about as big as my head, figured it'd be better to paint something onto my face than bother to construct something. I was commended by an Italian lady there who told me (in Italian, requiring translation) that that's what all the young people have started doing in Venice, hehe.

So yes, Silk Dupion in a fresh lime and blue transitional colour shift. The fabric cost me around $100 alone. I semi-successfully put in an invisible zip, but honestly I was over making it by this point. It had been sitting on my mannequin waiting to be finished for about three weeks, not to mention having been cut out and ready to go for about two months prior.

I'm quite happy with it. When asked why I would bother making a dress such as this I told them to expect to see it on the red carpet at the Oscars one day, to which they gave me an applause. Thank you, thank you. You are all too kind.

Also on Burda Style I referred to something when I titled this 'Mean Green Dress from Outer Space'. For all of you who did not receive my +5 cool points in my book of cool...