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The FCF Update

I was thinking last night about the Fab Crazy Floral, and I think the end result is that the skirt has to be completely remade, because the fabric just does not work as it is.

The story so far (in response to eollie's enquiry:

The skirt is a basic A-line. The crystals are glued on, and I've started edging them in black beads & sequins.
I've decided the shape doesn't really work for my body type, and the fabric is too flimsy for the skirt to have any good flow.

The bra, is all made, and edged, and the crystals are glued on. It needs the crystals to be edged, because otherwise they don't really stand out.
I like the bra and it does work. I don't really want to abandon it.


I'm going to take the skirt almost completely apart, and make a new skirt in different fabric, that the bits of the existing skirt can embellish. I'll need to get some black lycra to make the new skirt, and to add to the bra in some way, so that the two pieces look connected. I want it to be a trumpet skirt, but done as a basic tube skirt, with the addition of godets in the floral fabric. I can also add the floral at the top, which would mean I don't have to try & unglue the crystals which are already there. But I do have to take off all the beading & sequins that I'd put on already.

Since it will be rather soul-destroying, I'm going to do all the taking apart now, and then put it away for a little while, and work on the Hyacinth Lace instead. I'm hoping that by taking a little break from it, it will be easier to pick up afterwards, because I don't want to have it hanging around making me feel guilty for too long. The change of plan does make certain things much easier. It means I'm going to have to review the additional beading & embellishment, but I'll have the time to do it, so that's ok.


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Jan. 6th, 2012 05:19 pm (UTC)
I think this remake idea is a great one, but I'd like to throw another suggestion into the pile: how about a slit in the trumpet skirt with a ruffly in the crazy floral edging it? It would kick up the craziness!

As somebody who is always trying to make something else out of a project that didn't work out as expected, I salute you.
Jan. 6th, 2012 07:38 pm (UTC)
OMG! That's a brilliant idea!!! You know how I lovez me the rufflz!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Jan. 7th, 2012 04:05 am (UTC)
OMG YES! I like this! I like this a lot! Not least because it would show the Bea Gams of Greatness!
Jan. 6th, 2012 08:52 pm (UTC)
I can't wait to see what you come up with!
Jan. 6th, 2012 09:01 pm (UTC)
I admire your resilience, in my case it would have been the wardrobe of doom
Jan. 6th, 2012 11:57 pm (UTC)
The bra is pretty great.
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