I heard sporty and instantly wanted to do a Varsity Jacket. To make it a bit unique I reversed the letter, used diamonds for buttons, cut out a star on the back and overlayed it with lace, which also shows off the back of the tee, and then decorated the sleeves with pearls. The rest of the look is inspired by late 70s early 80s workout gear meets old country club prep. The shorts are silk with pockets, the braided detail tee is cotton and the braided belt is vinyl. All of the accessories were also made by me. The earrings, class ring, bracelet, shoes and emblem on the backpack are all painted sculpy. Ive never worked with many of these materials before so it was challenging to do so. Especially the silk. I did not use any patterns.
As a gamer myself, I was super excited about this challenge. I have so many games to be inspired by but ultimately I went with one of my favorite series, Silent Hill. I used elements of the game such as the rusty environments and the creatures for my look. I wanted to do something Ive never done before again so I decided to try painting fabric and I hand painted the tights. As with the last challenge, all of the accessories are made by me as well.
I chose Albert Elbaz (Lanvin) and Christopher Bailey (Burberry) for my inspirations. The model wears a riding cap adorned with a pom pom, "studded" gloves, a leather and plaid bag (the fabric was painted with magic markers! lol), a floral slip on dress belted with a neon orange belt, black and electric blue heels with beaded details, sheer socks and a studed peplum trench.
I am aware of the issues with the fit and construction of the jacket but decided to not abandon it all together as a)It took me forever to make and b) I would love to get some good feedback and tips on constructing a 1/6 scale jacket. I have made maybe two jackets before and I always have a hard time for some reason. I did make a mock up muslin of the jacket first but I guess I forgot to take into account the bulk of the dress underneath and the visibility of the seams? I dont know. So any informative help would be greatly apprecaited on what I might be able to do next time! *thanks*
I don't really make gowns so I wanted to do something a little different and by that for me was choosing a new model. This is the first outfit, ever, that I have made for a doll that is not Misaki. *wow* The large chest was quite an issue as was trying to figure out making a pattern for this new body. I decided to go with black as its a bit forgiving and the velvet is streatchy so that helped too. As with the last three, all of the accessories (earrings, ring, shoes and spikes on the dress) were made by me as well. The dress is black velvet with a sheer top, cut out back and golden spiked details on the shoulders and arms. The clutch is black lace over shiny copper fabric with glass beading, the shoes are emerald glitter cut out boots with a incline wedge heel, earrings are gold skewed squares and the cocktail ring is gold with a green center.
When I think of a kimono I think of decadence, layers and a overabundance of prints and accessories. I wanted to stray from floral fabrics so I went with some African and safari prints. I also threw in a little Japanese folklore with an Oni mask and Tengu getas. The kimono is a wrap with spiked shoulders and long sleeves. A leather skirt with sakura details, lace tabi socks, red glitter Tengu style geta sandals and a tribal obi finish the look off. Complementing are tons of accessories, including a sakura ring, golden fan earrings, a pipe, geisha hair ornaments and an Oni mask. All of the accessories and the background were made by me as well. Sculpting the little oni mask was a fun challenge. :)