Hi all! So, for the past few weeks, (off an on) I have been working on my project for the Historical Costume Inspiration Festival. I posted here about my ideas for a project, and shortly after that I decided which one I would do — but I don’t believe I mentioned it. Anyway, I have decided. I don’t have any completely up to date pictures yet, but I will be taking some soon. In the meantime, here is a picture of the very start of my work on this outfit. I’ll be getting some better pictures up soon.
The design has changed some since I took that picture, as it tends to do with me — I get ideas as I go along and so the garment doesn’t ever end up the way it was originally envisioned.
I had wanted the bodice to be a lovely dark brown, instead of whatever color it is now — I mean dark brown. Think dark chocolate. However, I had picked up a nice piece of faux suede at a thrift store or yard sale (I don’t remember which) and decided to use it and try dying it darker. That worked great. . . not really. After two dye baths (one with RIT and the other with Dylon) I discovered that my fabric was the exact same color it started out as! Though it cost me a little bit more money and I wasted two packets of dye, I still think it’s funny. So, I figure I’ll just stay with that color. 😀 Better than paying $14-$15 for some dark brown faux suede. Besides, where I’m at now, it looks really good! I promise I’ll get some more pictures up soon.
Can you guess what I’m making?