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Work on the FCF

The Fab Crazy Floral costume is off the shelf, and is back en route. Although now it's far less Crazy Floral-ish, and I think its name is going to have to shift to the Sevruga Special.

I started beading the bra. The big pink crystals were already glued in place. Thankfully, I haven't reconsidered the their positioning in the months since I put it on the shelf! But I wanted to add a load more crystals. I had some smaller pink crystals, and a load of different clear AB ones (thank you cheap Chinese Ebay vendors!). So they've been added. The crystals wouldn't show up against the busy-ness of the fabric, so I've been edging them. It looks a bit Roy Lichtenstein, which I kind of like! There will be more crystals on the centre of the bra, but I've got to do the big pink one with an appliqué, and until I've got that one nailed, I don't know how I want to do the rest of the crystals around it.

I've got big pink crystals glued to felt, to make some appliqués, because I thought I'd better make appliqués for the skirt crystals, because then they'd be more stable. It's fine for the bra, because that's a solid (albeit curvy) base, and it's pretty stable already, but the skirt is elasticated, and going to be pulled on & off, so getting heavier duty usage.

I've got to work out how I'm going to add dangly &/or swaggy beading, because I want this costume to have some movement. I've got a load of crystal beads in pale pink, black and hot pink for that purpose, with an option to add those beads to the bra & belt beading if there are any left over from the drops or swagging.

Anyway, here's today's work. The crystals aren't coming up very well in these photos. Dammit, I need a new camera!

Adding crystals to the bra


( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 11th, 2013 01:14 pm (UTC)
Wow! It looks amazing!

See, I would never have thought to add those crystals like that and yet LOOK at how great they are!
Mar. 11th, 2013 02:02 pm (UTC)
It's really much sparklier in real life!
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