Saturday, July 23, 2011

Otakon 2011: Diana's vest, ready to embellish

It's been a productive few days in the workroom. Diana's vest for her Otakon costume is now constructed and ready for embellishment. I'm VERY happy with the fit, and so is she!

You can see the godets peeking out between the panels of the vest. Each one of them was sewn in by hand. Golly, I just love hand sewing. It took me the better part of a day to get all TEN of these godets inserted.

The godet fabric is a polyester from Joanns, with silver lurex threads in the design. It really does look watery, and it's perfect.

We had a lot of discussions about the "wave" she wanted for the back. Finally I figured out how to get the effect she wanted.

The wave is attached just below the shoulder points on the vest back, and fastened around her wrists with snapped cuffs. It provides for a really fluid motion, and complements the vest very nicely.

Tomorrow we'll make more progress on embellishing the outfit and putting some final touches on it before she heads back to her internship. Then it's up to me to get it finished by Thursday, when we'll head to Baltimore to pick up our badges for Otakon.


  1. Looking wonderful. Can't wait to see the finished product!!

  2. Felicity from Down UnderJuly 24, 2011 at 3:01 AM

    beautiful colors and a wonderful drape to the whole thing. I, too, am keen to sede the finished product.

  3. This is absolutely stunning! The fit is fabulous and it is so elegant! I love it!!


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