This time, I was commission by the amazing meganandherdolls (that is her Instagram name, she is on DoA too!). This commission was originally for another outfit, but then she asked me if I could do an Edwardian-inspired dress for a Withdoll girl. The gown is actually a replica of one of Penny Dreadful's (it is a TV show, actually).
The outfit in question was from Season 2 Episode 2. You can see a sitting photo here, and a closeup of the neck here. It was quite a challenge finding photos of this outfit, so we made a Pinterest board to keep track of the images I found, some patterns, and also other Edwardian clothing that could gives us hints on the skirt, mostly.
Anyways, here are some photos! As always, I have anecdotes and I will share them between photos :D
When we started talking about the dress, I did my research and asked about velvet on a fabric store. That store is huge and has a lot of variety of laces, silks and that sort of fabric. It is true that things in my country are ridiculously expensive, but the saleswoman asked me USD100 for 1 meter of velvet, and the smaller amount I could purchase was 1 meter!!! Picture me with a polite smile saying that I was just asking, while my shadow was exactly like The Scream painting!!
That was too much fabric and too expensive, to be honest. After talking with Megan and getting some options for the skirt and the bodice, I went to another store. I finally found a local alternative to the velvet (the texture is mostly the same), and it was so thin! It was also more mindfully priced, and it didn't had a purchase minimum. I still frown over the velvet being at USD100. It is no surprise, as some laces on that store are priced directly in Euros =S
This would be all for today! I had a lot of fun with this dress, and it was lovely to work with Megan! I definitely need to research more on Edwardian. You know? I see a light similarity with Natural Form Era from the Victorian time. Lovely!
Anyways, hope you are doing great!! I would like to share photos of my belated bday presents, but those two packages have been stuck at customs for three weeks already... in a custom office that is not in my city, BTW. I'm getting scared about them, but calling in is simply useless =S I wish they would move and get here already!