Sunday, February 21, 2010
So I found out that Belle Armoire (a Stampington and Company magazine) has got a call out for outfits inspired by Elphaba and Glinda of Wicked the Musical.
I love that show.
So I decided to take one of the patterns I had made in the past, select appropriate fabrics, throw in some details specific for the project, and enter it.
Who knows if it'll result in anything, but gosh darnit I'm havin' a great time! I'm really happy with what I've put together so far for my Elphaba vest. I decided to make it swallowtail, and add some lace at the shoulders, and then make some decorative details in the front panel--machine stiched yarn and a decorative fabric stitch onto the surface of changeable taffeta which I painted with some fabric dye shadows in black. I also painted the lace with some opaque fabric dye, and made a raven-inspired swallowtail for the back. I'm gonna find a steampunk or rhinestone buckle for the vest back, but we'll see if I can find it. Here are some pics!
I have the fabrics all selected for a more reserved icey-blue glam version for Glinda, using the same pattern but taking the raven quality out of the swallowtail and using a soft bow in the center back instead. Gonna work on that this next weekend! If nothing else, I'll simply post them on my Etsy or Artifre stores and see if they sell... Wish me luck!
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