As I have already had some success adapting a pattern from Adams Harris Patterns (Kiss & Tell, designed for Elfdoll Sooah), I knew I could make a bodice that fit. I toyed with the idea of making the blouse that comes with that pattern, then decided I would rather try the body shirt in Adams Harris' Annabella pattern. I figured that would be easier, as this pattern was designed for IpleHouse YID Sylvia.
|The first body shirt. The fabric is so flimsy that you can see the sheet of paper right through it.|
I planned to reduce the YID pattern via photocopier. How would I account for all the different ratios? The smart thing to do would have been to reduce each pattern piece according to its percentage. I did the not-so-smart thing and picked a random number -- 85% -- and called it the average. Have I mentioned that I am mathematically challenged?
|The second body shirt fits like a second skin.|
|Anastasia (Asa) models the completed dress in front of a mini Shoji screen.|
The screen has opened up parts of the house for photography that
I could never use before because of distracting backgrounds.
I had already picked out a fabric, green with a floral pattern. As I looked at it, I decided it reminded me too much of the little green floral dress I bought from IpleHouse. Another strong contender was rejected after I realized it was too similar to the fabric I used a couple of weeks ago for Tania's dress. I went through my stash, rejecting fabrics left and right. At last I found it: a gauzy pink and green stripe with a touch of gold. It was a remnant. There was too little of it for the purpose I originally bought it for, which was as a blouse for Sooah. Even after cutting out the stain (it was the end of a bolt and probably got trampled in the store), there was plenty for a JID sized dress.
I had just enough floral ribbon trim remaining from Mayu's Marzipan dress to trim out the new dress. With the small piece I had left over I made a floral band to hold back her hair. Then I forgot to put it on her head when I photographed her. What can I say? It's late, I rushed to finish putting the outfit together, and it never crossed my mind that anything was missing until after the photos were taken.
That was last night. Today, with a massive snowstorm adding a bonus day to my weekend, I took new photos. This time I remembered the headband.
|Rear view. Wig and boots by IpleHouse.|