I forgot to mention in my previous posts that I have made a toile of the Stars Dress for the DiversityNOW! competition. Why is it called the “stars dress” you ask? When I was coming up with ideas (meaning standing in front of my long mirror pinning the dress I was wearing into different looks) the pins reminded me of stars, and I thought “stars are tiny, and people admire them for their beauty, just like petite, small-busted women” and I got my angle for the design. I’m going to make it in black or dark navy velvet (backed of course) and embellish it with beads. I also have to correct some issues with the pattern so I’ve got a lot to do. If I can’t get it made in time, I’ll just have to decorate and submit the toile.
Here are the photos:
The back neck somehow ended up way too high and I need to lower it by about 3-4cm.
The sleeves took a lot of paper-draping, but given the end result, I think I might as well have just used the original sleeve head and added a seam to get rid of the ease.
I want to add beads or sequins along the French Dart line and along the neckline. The French-dart ones will look like the tail of a shooting star. : )
I’ve also been working on my illustration. Here it is so far: