I also plan on making a video with voice over again, because it was a lot of fun to do! Once I was able to overcome my shame of talking in English xD. Anyways, this post will work as initial plans (although I already started working on the outfit), and to share my original ideas.
Previous ResearchOnce again, with period clothing, I have been doing some research on what I wanted to do, and how should I do it. I prepared another Pinterest board, because these things are really great to keep track of everything, to be honest.
I'm aiming at a roughly 1800~1815 Regency style, and what most inspired me are riding habits and military Spencer jackets, because I think it is a great idea for a steampunk outfit. Once again, I won't be aiming at historical accuracy, since Calina is even shorter than Coco! She is 39cm tall.
Concept and IdeasI will be using the same fabrics than for Coco's Late Victorian Steampunk Gown, because I want to give the dresses some sort of similarty, keep the main ideas while working in a completely different era. I know it is not realistic, but steampunk isn't either, and that gives me "room" to imagine and attempt things.
I have the idea of trying to take a picture of both girls on their big amazing gowns, together. I usually don't take pictures with more than one doll, except for Cookie and Merry, who are so teeny tiny that allow me to do so.
What I do know, is that I want a big train. Again. Even if it is a pain to ruffle it or sew it together. After all, the "storage issue" will be my mom's this time! Hahaha, just joking, but seriously xD
To-Do ListI need to plan ahead, so here is a list of the "parts" the dress will have. As always, everything will be sewn by hand, because I like sewing by hand! It is fun, although painfully slow!
- Drawers (once again, I won't be doing the split center part).
- Underbust petticoat.
- Hat (mandatory! Although I don't have any gear/clock left).
- Purse (I'm thinking on a steampunk-ish reticle bag, but will see).
- Shoes (Calina doesn't have a lot of shoes, so maybe will need to make them).
- Blouse (short sleeved, or sleeveless, but I need to sleep on this decision a little).
- Overdress (with the green fabric).
- Military long-sleeved trained Spencer jacket.
Also, I know Spencer jackets did not had ruffles at all, but I'm tempted to add some detail with the striped fabric I used on Coco's bustle/apron overskirt. Any ideas and suggestions are welcome, of course!
State-Of-The-ArtAs I said before, I have been already working on this. I took some WIP pics of the sewing process, but I will be sharing those on the video at the end of the project. What I do have to share now are some pics of the socks, drawers and under-bust petticoat I managed to make.
So sorry for the half-assed quality, I had to take them in the evening, so I did what I could with artificial lights. I still need to learn more about that.
Anyways, another interesting project, and I need to finish it before I start with Coco's birthday dress, because my queen demands a new dress (it will be a fitted tuxedo dress, I already had the idea
Ok, that is enough! Have a perfect weekend everyone, and thanks for reading me! Suggestions and ideas for the project are very much welcome!