Recovering from wisdom tooth removal seemed like a good time to blog about my next one of a kind outfit for the Superdoll Sybarites! Better than lying around moaning I suppose lol.
I had an idea to do a gown with an extremely low neckline, and also have an open back. This means fit is important. Otherwise the gown with gape and gap and all of that and with a style that’s open both front and back there isn’t much holding it all together, if you know what I mean! (I don’t know if any of you watched the Miss America behind the scenes preshow, but holy cats, those gals wear glue in the strangest places!) No glue for this Sybarite though!
So the first thing that I do, if I have time, lol (I’m so impatient to get started that I sometimes skip this step. Tsk tsk!) First thing is to sketch out what I ultimately want. Sketching out has the advantage of making you think through the entire garment. Helps to point out when you’re defying gravity, or logic.
Then it’s time to draft the pattern. Sometimes I work flat, and sometimes I drape. I think I prefer draping a muslin for the Sybarites. There are other dolls that I work with whose shapes I know so well, I don’t often drape for them. (Unless I’m doing something really unusual…)
I already had the fabric in mind (I’m often first inspired by a textile.) So after the pattern was drafted, I gave it a go! Here’s what the gown looked like after I had tweaked the fit a little. It is only pinned onto Queen B at this point, but I’m really pleased with the neckline going right to her belly button. TrÃ©s Sexy!
So the fit is good and I’m happy!
The neckline needs something and I needed to stew a little about what that should be….
I settled on a beaded pattern and set to work!
Here she is holding my beading needle for me. Isn’t she helpful!
I will be carrying this beading all the way around the hemline, and wait ’til you see the back. Ooh la la!
Here’s one last teaser for today, some of her wig….. :o)
That’s it for now. More tomorrow :o) Time to go and ice my chipmunk cheek :o(
Thanks for reading and have a great day!