Carolyn’s dress is very, very close to done, and over the last week I’ve been working through the last of the design issues.
First, what to do with the detailing above the bust?
I had the ‘brilliant’ (well, it could have been brilliant, you never know until you try with this stuff!) idea to layer different silver fabrics and then add a bit of beads and sparkle on top of it.
I looked through my stash of translucent silver fabrics (and yes, it is a bit scary that I have a whole stash of translucent silver fabrics) and found these:
I liked the way the two fabrics layered over each other, the foiling just showing through the organza:
So I patterned up the bodice detailing, cut it out, sewed it together, and carefully pressed it.
Then I pinned it to the dress and had a look at it.
I bet that Snow White’s evil stepmother had bodice detailing just like that on her wedding dress! It definitely has an evil-queen batwing aesthetic about it.
So, back to the bodice drawing board (though I have since figured out something that looks amazing, and finished it, but you’ll have to wait to see that)