a big hello to everyone
so I have been mulling over my outfit for Candy Box and spent an hour or so wandering around the material store, putting together a great selection of winter white materials. I didn’t want proper white as this can be a bit stark and cold looking, so I went for winter white. Ok I know it is for winter, so you might think a cold looking colour would be what you’re after, but winter white is a warmer shade with hints of cream, almost yellow, that’s just what they call it. And I prefer it, I think it goes better with my skin tone.
The theme has moved a little away from Alice’s White Queen in the Tim Burton movie and more to just a generic snow queen, as in I decided a full length skirt would be a little over the top and the corset pattern I have decided to use is more like Elizabethan stays, I think anyway, please let me know if I’m wrong.
|winter white velvet|
I’m going to make it up in a velvet and I decided on this pattern as it has extensive boning throughout and I hope to incorporate a bit of machine embroidery into this to really decorate the ‘stays’, I shall describe the processes as we go along over the next couple of weeks. I made it up once before and it’s a great piece, not something you can wear every day, but still lovely.
So the only thing to do now is get cutting, I want the pattern pieces all cut out before the kids get home from school, oops no it’s 3.30 well that’s not going to happen today then. I am going to set myself the challenge of getting this done with no more than 2 hours a day, there are still lots of other things that need to be done each day and I can’t abandon all of them for an outfit for just 1 night, even if it is a great night. Well lets see how I do, I can always revise that as the day gets nearer.
Well I will still get the corset/stays cut today I can start playing with the embroidery threads tomorrow. I’ll show how I’ve got on, on Wednesday.
lots of kisses and hugs