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Hallo Again

I've got started on the Hallo Sailor Baladi costume again. Just as a reminder, because I haven't done any costume sewing for nearly three months, this is the french navy baladi dress, with silver bra & shorts, and silver and red beading. I don't know why I wasn't costume sewing, I just wasn't feeling the love for it. But anyway, I'm back on the case, and I'm hoping I can move ahead quite quickly on this one now.

The progress today is on the bra. I have got the main construction done- the old t-shirt bra cups got cut out, and attached to new solid interfacing side straps, separated in the centre, the cups re-angled and and re-attached. I've also got started on covering the bra. The cups are done- well mostly done, I still need to actually *sew* the second cup cover, but it's all pinned & ready. Then I need to do the side straps. That won't take too long, they're nice easy straight things!

At last! Some progress!

The next bra construction job is to create the neckstraps, cover them & attach them. That will complete the main sewing work, after that it's mostly the scary bit- decoration! I've got an idea in mind for the decoration, I'd like to work with two tone S-scrolls, in the silver and red sequins. I'm thinking I may have to try it out on a sample first, rather than bowling straight in, just to see how it would work. I'm also thinking I may need to go out & get myself an embroidery hoop for this one, because the dress fabric is so flimsy, I don't think I'll be able to embroider sequins onto it, without some artificial structure.

The doings for the beading are these:
The beading stuff

Silver & red sequins, silver beads and clear round crystals. I've also got some red beads, but I'm not sure about including them- the reds don't quite match, and I'll have to see how it goes. I can probably use them as end beads on silver bead drops, so long as they aren't right next to the red sequins. Anyway, they are decisions for a while into the future, so I'm not going to frazzle myself about them now.

And now I need to make myself presentable for Hipnotic.


( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 27th, 2013 07:17 pm (UTC)
Lovely colours :)
Jan. 28th, 2013 12:09 pm (UTC)
Ooooh! Inspiring!
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