Monday, October 4, 2010

Mini-Aqua Georgette

It's been a while since I've taken a good look at my Aqua Georgette dress.  I pulled it out today to look at how I constructed it, and boy, while I'm impressed at how well I put it together for one of my first costumes, it sure isn't as great as I remember it!  However, I was reminded of how much I love the fabric I used on the outer layer.  Oddly enough, I didn't like the way that actual georgette fabric flows, so I went with this other fabric instead.  All I can remember was that the name was lamb-something - I cannot find the fabric anywhere, and I literally purchased the rest of the bolt when I found out Hobby Lobby was discontinuing it, just in case I messed up and needed more (and I did).   It's gorgeous - I made both the Aqua Georgette and Lisa's Princess Leia dress out of the same type of fabric.  It's the perfect color and it just flows like nothing else.  It's almost like a really high-thread count chiffon.

Anyway, I've got to figure out what kind of fabric it is.  I've never seen anything like it anywhere else since I purchased the bolt from Hobby Lobby.  And - I mean - it's Hobby Lobby.  It's not like they're a specialty fabric store!

So I'm hoping I have enough of the lamb-something material left to make the outer dress for this mini-Aqua Georgette that I'm making now.  I don't have enough left to make anything for myself, but I do have a few large pieces that I think will be enough for the girls' dress.  If not, I'm sure I'll find a reasonable substitute.  But I sure would like to figure out what this fabric is!

Here is the first layer of the mini-Aqua Georgette made out of a thick, low-shine satin.  It's obviously not the right shape yet, and it's very long.   I'm going to size it against the mini-Padme soon and then shape it where needed.  I did make it bigger so that it will be wearable for at least a year or two.  Also, it will close with velcro that can be removed as the dress needs to be made bigger.  I don't know if I'm going to make the sweetheart neckline or not - obviously this is for a little girl and not a woman with shape!  The outer layer will be a piece of cake after that.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Another commission!

I got another commission for Halloween 2010 - the Aqua Georgette dress from Star Wars Episode II.  It just happens to be one of the dresses I've made!  It's for a friend's five-year-old daughter.  I think it's pretty funny that out of the two costumes I've made for others, they've both been Star Wars outfits (the first was a very, very basic Leia costume).  I luckily have a lot of material left over from the original AG costume, so I'll be using some of that for the dress.  I even have all the lace left over, so she'll be getting essentially a duplicate costume!  I'm very excited to get started on this dress, and will probably start working on it over the weekend.  I'll obviously be using a different pattern for this - Simplicity Pattern 5520.  It has the best cut out of the patterns available, and seems to be the most easily manipulated.