The good news is, I still have black satin left over from the first time around, so it will still match the gloves.
It's very heavy and has a nice sheen to it, and I've actually had people mistake it for leather. This makes me happy, as I believe the original corset was leather, and I want to at least look screen-accurate. With that in mind, this time around I am not going to make it lace up in the back, as the original costume does not. My plan is to have a front closure with either a busk or an invisible zipper, which will be hidden by the necklace strands.
I also plan to make my new corset a couple inches longer than the first one, so it will extend out over my hips more. I will also make it larger, because my first one no longer fits me.
|Here it is on my dress form, which is set to my measurements.|
So! My first corset will be offered for sale in the near future. I will be making a new one that fits me comfortably. I also need to make a new headband, as my first one broke.
I don't have any progress pics to post on my new corset yet, but I did take some detail shots of my necklace on the dress form (even though it doesn't fit properly around the neck).
I also have plans to fix the skirt, which will involve letting out the side and back seams and adding a godet in the back for extra flare. More on this later.
I also took close-up pics of the feather cape on the floor instead of on the dress form. She doesn't have arms, so it slips right off. :p
|The feathers have a lovely iridescent shimmer to them.|
I don't know what I was thinking at the time, but I made the cape tie together in the front. I am going to remove that and add hooks and eyes instead, which will be much more secure. So those are my plans. I have five weeks to complete them. Wish me luck!