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The bra is done (ish)

The bra is now finished, apart from all the finishing touches. The finishing touches will be the addition of rhinestones, which I will do all together for all the bits & pieces of this costume, cutting all the straps to the correct length & finishing them off, lining and adding the hooks at the back & neck.

This is how I did the last side/back strap in the end. Again I wanted to maintain some bare blue, to show on my back, adding the edge lace on a diagonal. And because the narrow edge of the lace is *very* narrow, I added an extra rose motif, to make the edge a bit more substantial than the plain lace on the other strap.

And here's the front, with a lace drop/drape. I'm assuming that once it's got a ton of diamanté on it, it will be a bit heavier, at the moment it's rather lightweight. We'll see how it goes.

The gauntlets are also nearly done. I just need to hem them and add the bling.

I have started on the hip belt. I've made it a bit wider than the last belt I made (for the White Baladi), and realised that actually I'm *not* a tuna can all the way along my torso, it could take *some* shaping. However, I don't think I need to worry unduly about it, it will work as planned. With any luck there'll be some more pictures later tonight, showing how it's progressing.

I'm revising my ideas on accessories. I was going to go for the compulsory Leg Thingy, but the split isn't high enough for very much of the leg to show, and with the lace insert in the split, I'm not sure that I want to have something that could make the lace fuzz up or pill. So I may well stick with the gauntlets and a hair/head thing. And my thoughts on hair things are hair flowers made with the blue lycra & the lace interleaved, which can be clipped on. I've got hair clips, and it's quite versatile.

Looking at my To Do List for this costume, I'm sure that I can get it finished this month (famous last words!). I think I've got at least one more evening of cutting out lace motifs (deep joy!), and then I can put the hip belt together properly.


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Mar. 5th, 2012 09:09 pm (UTC)
Its looking lovely and I like the drape
Mar. 6th, 2012 12:14 pm (UTC)
It looks lovely! Due to circumstances I missed the previous posts, you're making great progress :) When can we expect bodypics?
Mar. 6th, 2012 12:39 pm (UTC)
Well, I always have the basic problem of not having a full length mirror to photograph myself in! And I never remember to ask the Gentleman Friend to photograph me.

I mentioned in another comment somewhere, I was half hoping to get this one finished by the weekend, so I could wear it at Shimmy by the Sea. It's theoretically possible, so long as I work like a demon over the next few evenings. And that may not actually happen!
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