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Victorian progress!

My progress! Such that it is 8D









Really happy with how the stripes match here :D



Not so happy here. With the curved seam there, I need to decide where I really want it to match, cause its not going to match anywhere else. Ideas/suggestions?



STRIPES.
There's meant to be another layer between the top and the stripey layer howeeeever..... I don't think I have enough fabric to do my original design. So I'm still mulling this over. One option is to take the blue drape and have it go over the stripey layer... think think think.
Also it looks like it really sticks out, the top, but I don't think it will since after I took this I just smoothed it and it lays much nicer now.



Flash~

So most of this is just pinned, unfortunately.
Still deciding on the length of the blue drape, since I want to add knife pleats to the edge.


Less than two weeks to go!

It's Make It Work time!

Comments

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iamradar
Nov. 28th, 2011 06:13 am (UTC)
*Just. Speechless*

That is AMAZING.

Edited at 2011-11-28 06:14 am (UTC)
praedestinatio
Nov. 28th, 2011 06:35 pm (UTC)
Baaaw thanks!
astelspirals
Nov. 28th, 2011 06:13 am (UTC)
*___* so pretty!
praedestinatio
Nov. 28th, 2011 06:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you :D
shingkhor
Nov. 28th, 2011 06:47 am (UTC)
this is so awesome! your stripe matching is so clean!
praedestinatio
Nov. 28th, 2011 06:35 pm (UTC)
D: In *some* places, I want it clean everywhere!
sakurae
Nov. 28th, 2011 07:29 am (UTC)
SO PRETTY :D
praedestinatio
Nov. 28th, 2011 06:34 pm (UTC)
You're making one too right? For the 10th?
sakurae
Nov. 28th, 2011 06:59 pm (UTC)
:( I don't think I have time. What I wanted to make isn't appropriate for the cold weather anyway as a ballgown so I would still have to go shopping for proper fabric. I'm just going to see if I can dress up as a street urchin boy with Cindy XD I'll be playing photog though!

*Note to self, need to look for fabric and patterns for next time ^^;*
praedestinatio
Dec. 1st, 2011 03:19 am (UTC)
Yay street urchins :D

Hey, at least you're coming!
pikacello
Nov. 28th, 2011 12:25 pm (UTC)
You are so awesome!!!
praedestinatio
Nov. 28th, 2011 06:13 pm (UTC)
It looks more complicated than it is because of the stripes 8D
1ucifer
Nov. 28th, 2011 01:06 pm (UTC)
LOVELY!
praedestinatio
Nov. 28th, 2011 06:07 pm (UTC)
Can't wait to finish :D Except for the less than two weeks part 8D
1ucifer
Nov. 28th, 2011 09:16 pm (UTC)
Yay! Better take photos! :D!!!
praedestinatio
Dec. 1st, 2011 03:19 am (UTC)
You bet! I wouldn't not 8D
reddheart
Nov. 28th, 2011 04:42 pm (UTC)
I knew this was gonna be shiny :)

I wish I had answers on the stripematching, though my inclination would be to focus on the gold edges bordering the striped parts and less on the little stripes. It seems to me that when the "big stripes" are off, it's more jarring than when the finer stripes are off, and not to mention more apparent from a distance.

Also, if you can't have matches all around, focus on the front matches. Side matches are probably going to spend a lot of time under your arms, unless you plan to have your hands in the air a lot.
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praedestinatio
Nov. 28th, 2011 05:43 pm (UTC)
... It could happen
praedestinatio
Nov. 28th, 2011 06:37 pm (UTC)
That's what I triiiied to do, it didn't totally work.
I'm thinking about using my brown and putting a 1/4" piping along that seam or something, to somewhat mask that the seams don't totally match :/ baw
dragoniching
Nov. 29th, 2011 05:56 am (UTC)
Is this for Dickens or something else?
praedestinatio
Nov. 29th, 2011 04:37 pm (UTC)
Dickens!
I'll be there on the 10th, you?
dragoniching
Nov. 30th, 2011 02:27 am (UTC)
Yes I will be along with Jean. We are doing the GBACG meetup among other things. Will there be sleeves on this?
praedestinatio
Nov. 30th, 2011 04:28 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, it's not done by half
aimeekitty
Dec. 1st, 2011 09:41 pm (UTC)
how did I miss this post! It looks really striking and beautiful, Mi!
silvernaofficer
Dec. 9th, 2011 04:28 am (UTC)
Your butt is going to be aaamaaaaazing.
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