Sunday, June 17, 2012

Dress U part 2

Meant to get around to writing this before now but what can you do?

So the Titanic Dinner was, as expected, a marvelous array of teens-era awesomeness.  We had a particularly uproarious time at our table.  It was a buffet, which detracted a bit from the feel of the dinner and it was a hotel, so nothing like the amazing the ambiance of the GBACG Titanic Dinner.   The food was up and down: good salmon (but I hardly took any because hotel fish is generally not a good idea) and dry chicken, boring sides and yummy salad and dessert.  But really, it was all about the socializing and picture taking anyway. I took tons of pictures,  here are just a few of them...  you can see all my Dress U pics on flickr here.


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We ended up going to bed very late once again so missed the morning classes, but we did go the the Mad Hatter's tea at lunchtime.  There were, as expected, some crazy costumes!  Some wild, some silly and some ?  The hotel's tea was a bit odd, I can honestly say I've never before seen tea sandwiches with toothpics full of olives and tomatoes holding them together before.  The cookies were warm and yummy though!

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tea2 The rest of the story in part 3 to come! :)

Bee Bumbling

My creative process involves a lot of trying things out.  I rarely have a concrete plan, usually there is a lot of pinning of trims on my costume while it's on the dress form and standing back to see if it looks "right."  So I sewed the netting together to make a longer length then pleated it to the skirt for a floaty "Bee" over skirt.  Here is the Bee costume with all the trims pinned on.
I like this plan quite a bit.  :)
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I plan on making a small perchy cocktail type hat out of black velvet trimmed with antennas and maybe bug eyes and some flowers.  Here's the buckram form I made, flowers, feather antennas and metal/crystal bug "eyes."
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