The designer, the assistant and the models
OK I promised to update on the pirate themed birthday party.....it was a blast. We all had fun. My relatives from Penang came over for the weekend to join the party. I managed to finish up 2 dresses, 4 corsets, one jacket and one pants in less than two weeks. In fact I finished the jacket, pants, one dress and 3 corsets the day before, in fact come to think of it actually about an hours before the party starts. Things you CAN do under pressure. My sister in law, Annie, helped to come up with the patterns for Haykal's, my nephew, jacket and pants and cut the fabric though. I hope she learned something from my limited experience.
Limbo Rock time!
Well from my previous post I showed the picture which Miya chose from the net the dress she wanted to wear on that day. Not bad don't you think? I made it too big at first. I used the Anna Maria Horner's Prairie Dress pattern for the top and just added the skirt to make it into a dress. As usual I did not measure. I just imagined and assumed Miya's size and wipped up a dress for her. When will I ever learn? I wanted to cry when a mini skirt dress turned out to be a maxi with shoulders too off. I braved myself and ripped off the seam. To my amazement it took only about about 1/2 an hour or so to amend. The results were satisfying BUT I should have gathered the skirt instead of leaving it to the elastic waist band to do the job (gather effect). What was I thinking?
And of course, the angel herself. She floated on the clouds from heaven and landed in my arm.
My lovely models.
Great job guys.
Till the next themed party. :-)