Anna is slowly, slowly coming together. Having such a close deadline, along with the pressures of school is really… stressful for me? But at the same time- it’s pushing me to not be quite so serious and competitive about costuming. It’s nice to make small, personal choices that aren’t “accurate”. My colors are slightly more “natural” and the ribbon actually has a pattern to it. Overall it’s looking pretty legit- I’ll admit that sewing commissions this summer really helped me learn some tricks (thanks guys!).
Also- apologies for strange angles, blurry photos, etc. It’s 3AM on a school day, and I haven’t put in the zipper yet…
I didn’t get a lot of pictures of Rapunzel yesterday’s but I had a lot of fun! The costume is still in progress…. The embroidery isn’t done, and I’ve lost a lot of weight so I need to resize the underskirt. But overall I’m really happy with it! Excuse how exhausted and out of sorts I look- these were taken after 7 hours of faire time XD.
Rapunzel met the doctor today!
Wig and crown are ready to go!
Rapunzel crown gems are finally done! All that’s left is to hot glue in hair combs so it won’t fall off!
The new sleeve pattern is puffing up a lot nicer. I caved and used the lighter pink ribbon (it was the ideal width)- but I got rid of the gaudy satin shine by flipping them over. I didn’t want a seam along the ribbon edges, so I used heat’n’bond. I wasn’t sure about the stiffness of the ribbon, but it helps the sleeve poof! All that’s left is to finish the sleeves, the center modesty panel, and to put a seam on the skirt to make it cleaner edged.
Not really sure how I feel about this mock-sleeve… I feel like it’s not poofy enough….
SO- today I finished hand dyeing all the fabrics for Rapunzel. And I learned you CAN dye polyester! HUZZAH. NO LONGER WILL SATIN BE DAUNTING (color wise).
Close ups of my collection! : ) If you have any questions about a specific item, feel free to ask me. The only items missing in these photos are: my Lenox Periwinkle ornament, my SotW Debut Wings, and my two pairs of FancyFairy Tink wings. (I haven’t moved those yet because they’re so fragile).
ITEMS I’m CURRENTLY LOOKING TO ADD (message me if you’re selling!):
- LE Merida
- LE Zarina
- LE Coronation Anna
- LE Wedding Rapunzel
- Tonner Rapunzel 2nd Edition
- Lenox SotW Winter Tink with Peppermint Ornament
- SotW Winter Tink Plush Doll 18”
- Disney Fairies magazine: Issues #9, #10, #11, #13
More pictures of my new house! This is my room- it’s a LOT larger than my old one- so more than enough room to work on art!! I think the only person that loves it more than me is my cat (notice her lounging on my bed?). The corner with my fish tank still needs some love- I’m planning on hanging up a ton of ocean imagery and more plush jellies~ My collection(s) are finally up and orderly- I finally have enough room to have a big “collection shelf”. And of course, my Cap standee- he guards my door XD.