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I've been thinking about what to do next since Costume College. I am soaring with ideas. SOOOOOO MANY IDEAS. I just want to create. Its very much CADD though. I wanted to jump onto the sprakly Worth gown idea. Beacuse SPARKLES. But I A. don't know that my skills are Worth gown worthy yet, and B. those gowns require a figure. Either an itty bitty waist that you can add lots of padding to hips and bust or a figure,can be plus sized, but has those natural or corseted killer curves. I'm currently to far into the plus sized. I'm more round then curvy. Did I mention I am back to the dieting. I hit my high weight again after this last semseter. Sobering as all hell to be back up there. And to buy my nursing uniforms and be the largest one there. I don't want to be a fat nurse. I want to graduate 2 sizes or more smaller. I am taking water aerobics in the fall as the first of I am sure many baby steps. I just know if there is a grade involve I won't be able to make up excuses.
Anyway back to the CADD. So I was telling Katherine about my gripes about Worth gowns that I mentioned above. She told me to broaden my search. Worth made gowns for several decades. Which led me to find he made fancy dresses. FANCY DRESSES!!!!! And then I found two gowns that I could combine. And while maybe not 100% accurate I kind of don't care. And guys this gown is going to be EPIC. Spangles, rhinestones, beads,beetle wings, metal embroidery and a train of DOOOOOM. I can't get it out of my head! I was iffy on price but was justifiying it to myself by it being my only costume I spend any money on. Then I looked up prices to Silk Satin..... FUUUUUUDDDDDGGGGEEEEE..... Did I mention the fabic sucking train of doom.*insert pouty face here* I was pretty sure I was shelving the gown but still clinging to hope. Then I bought textbooks and uniforms. Your not suppose to discuss money in polite compnay, so I won't but HOLY SHIT.... Nursing school is not cheap even at a community college. I have been told that the first semester is the worst for sticker shock though. I hope so, I can't do that 3 more times.
So EPIC dress that is EPIC is shelved. No way its happening this year. I have to get crafty. Which I did. Went back through fabrics and past plans. Everything below I have 90% or more of the stuff for.
I have the fabric and patterns for a 1910s suit. Which I was super excited to do. I even have insertion lace for the blouse (shirtwaist I think its called). I have the corset, and shoes, and Ithink stockings. I have a pair of combinations that I have to complete and possibly see if they still fit.
Winter fairy. I have most of the fabric for this already. I have plans for smocked fantasy sleeves. I have spangles. I have plans for other sparkly winter icy bits. It's a fantasy dress. Probably would have been better for this years gala but oh well. "I do what I want!!!!"
I have plans to make an overgown, a blackworked partlet and new chemse for faire season. I can wear that to CoCo also. I just need some new linen and trim pieces.
I want to make the 18th century jacket and petticoat that I got the fit to me pattern at CoCo. This may change with the weight loss but I learned a lot in that class that I can hopefully repeat the draping process.I have the fabric for this.
I don't plan to make anything new for JAE. Regency isn't high on my list of eras. I really like the gown I wore to the Gala this year. I am perfectly okay with wearing it again. Though I do plan to finish the Vernet group dress ( I am still riddled with guilt for not finishing it,) which I have all the supplies for. There was talk of possibly taking tea at the Huntington before the ball next year. If that happens I plan to wear it there.
And lastly, Something I don't have the fabric for. I want to make the Gothic Fitted Gown-esque Harly Quinn. It'll probably be a Christmas and Birthday money type project, though.

And to make this rambling post more so. I had another photoshoot.

It was a joint adventure with 2 gals from my digital class. We did a Wasteland/Post Apocalyptic Shoot. It was alot of fun. I hope even if I can't do EPIC dresses of EPICNESS that I can keep shooting. I get the same ceative rush. The Flickr album is linked via the photo bleow. Photos of me were taken by my classmate but all the others in the album were taken by myself.

Date: 2016-08-16 03:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlightmasque.livejournal.com
LOOOOOOOOOOVE!!! Although, I do think you are a little too clean and pretty for a post apocalyptic world. Ha! Ha!

I totally hear you on the "having a figure" for a Worth. I think if you or I had made Cynthia's gorgeous gown, we would not have had even a fraction of the attention that was (rightfully) heaped on her. Seriously. Part of what made her so sensational was she was PERFECT from head to toe-- perfect hair, perfect waist, perfect gown. She was dazzling. People are dazzled by stepped-right-out-of-the-fashion-plate perfection!

Of course this opens up that old can of worms about NOT making something because we are not the right body type, which is, of course, ridiculous. We can make and wear anything we want no matter our waistline. But, I hear you loud and clear about having the right figure to feel dazzling in certain types of historical gowns. Doesn't mean we aren't beautiful, it just means no one wants to put us on the cover of "OMG LOOK AT HOW FANTASTIC SHE LOOKS" magazine. I'm okay with that.

Hitting the highest weight sucks too much. I did, too. I'm also back to dieting and exercise and I will cheer you on all the way!

Date: 2016-08-16 04:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] llyrafantasyfae.livejournal.com
We were joking that I was the prissy one.
I refuse to not make a costume because I'm not skinny enough. And I think curves are sexy. But I really have gone past curvy to round. And I don't like!!!!
Some eras look better on some shapes than others. That's one that you have to have a waist.

Date: 2016-08-16 04:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] howlgirl.livejournal.com
What color satin would you want? I have a massive stash. (srsly I cannot sew all this fabric evar)

My thyroid issues have caused some significant weight gain and I feel that pain. Trying to eat sensibly and exercise and whoa nelly is it hard.

Date: 2016-08-16 07:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] llyrafantasyfae.livejournal.com
Royal blue and a cream or white that compliments it. But I really am poor currently.

Date: 2016-08-16 07:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrs_maupin
I have been watching the pictures from your photoshoots and you look amazing ! Thumbs up, and I do hope you get to do more photoshoots !

Date: 2016-08-18 06:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] llyrafantasyfae.livejournal.com
THanks! I do too!

Date: 2016-08-17 03:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nuranar.livejournal.com
Your Worth inspiration sounds amazing! I totally support waiting until you can afford the good fabrics. It's good to know when you won't be happy with less, and are willing to be patient.

Date: 2016-08-18 06:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] llyrafantasyfae.livejournal.com
I've finally hit that point of fabric/project snobbish that if I know better I won't be able to use anything else. Thankfully I still have projects that I don't mind being out of Poly and hot glue if they must.

Date: 2016-08-17 06:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-aristocat.livejournal.com
I want to know all about your epic dress!!
And I've been enjoying all the photos you've shown from this photoshoot. You look hot!

Date: 2016-08-18 06:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] llyrafantasyfae.livejournal.com
I'll shoot you an email. It will probably be awhile till it happens though.
And I'm so glad. *blush*


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