Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Watching The Total Eclipse Dress

~ Oh yeah ~

I made the dress 'special for some moon event and finished it just in time.  Of course I couldn't really watch it with my sunglasses on.  So this is just a reenactment.



~ yep, I had to look away ~

But let me tell you about this dress.  What a process.  I had made the pattern before - Marcy Tilton, V8876 and really liked how it turned out.  You can see that make here.  So when I got the phases of the moon fabric, I thought no problemo.



~ it's still got the bones ~

But this fabric behaved so differently than the other.  And for some reason it ended up really large, even though I made it the same size!  I had also carefully finished all the umpteen zillion seams, along with putting in a jumbo two-way zipper down the center front.

I tried putting in the lightest weight tissue linen for sleeves and the bottom border, but that didn't seem to help much.

So I carefully ripped out untold teeny stitches to remove that honking zipper.



~ groovy leather belt-let ~

In the end, I decided to wrap the dress over by 4 inches or so and added a leather buckle strap from a gone-to-toast pair of sandals.  I found some moon-sized buttons in my stash and the rest, as they say, is history.



I made the organza pants in the beginning days of Project Minima.  They continued off of yoga shorts.


And I made the Japanese tabi socks from a pattern, more or less, by Folkwear.
I used stretch mesh fabric for the sock with non-slip gripper fabric for soles and snap tape as the fasteners.


~ geta shoes from ebay ~


And now I'm rushing on over to Patti and the Visibles of Not Dead Yet Style fame.  Then Catherine's I Will Wear What I Like, and Cheri's Shoe and TellCome on by.





15 comments:

  1. I love this phases of the moon fabric, Pao. And I think the dress turned out beautifully, such talent. Also, I need those socks. xox

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    1. This dress caused many a nap during its time of making. You mean as shower wearing no-slipping afterwards socks? Not a bad idea. I'd skip the shoes though.

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  2. You are so creative with your pattern and fabric choices. I really like this dress, especially worn over the organza pants. I can't believe you even made your socks!!

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    1. Glad you like it Shelley. You are one creative force to admire. I luv making socks, or the fact that I can make 'em.

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  3. Your dress is fab and from one of my favourite patterns too! But your tabi and geta are just plain amazing. Hope you enjoyed the moon devouring the sun - it was a once-in-a-lifetime event! (We got 85% of it here. Not as exciting as total but very cool anyway.)

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    1. Yes, you usually make the tunic style, right? My feet look like aliens just landed. I had to celebrate the event in some kind of style.

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  4. I bow down at your feet - so I can get a better view of those awesome socks and shoes. And then I take a closer gander at the moon-phase dress. WOW. How perfect! I love the belt-let. Heh. I'm glad you persevered with the zip removal for success. Gaaa.

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    1. ooo, I really wanted to rip that zip. But I was patient... Secured myself in with belt-let and buttons. Tossing all gravity aside, I slung on tabis with getas. whoa.

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  5. While your dress is very nice, I am over the moon for those shoes and hate to say it, but they eclipse the rest of your outfit. (>:

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    1. I shoot for the stars for you Helen.

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  6. Love the dress and love love love the moon fabric. Is it a quilting fabric?

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    1. Yes, it's quilting cotton. That was the "problem" with the fabric being fuller/ stiffer than my previous make.

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  7. That dress is ace, if you can't make a special dress for such an epic occasion than when can you?
    I've just bought my first Folkwear pattern but it's so gorgeous I'm scared to cut it up! xxx

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  8. ooo, which one did you get? The Afghanistan one? I can't wait to see it on you!

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  9. I want to steal this entire outfit off you as is. Though of course I wouldn't really want to do any such thing. Absolutely spectacular!

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