One more piece finished – the underskirt for my costume is done. It is a 3/4 circle skirt – I simply didn’t have enough of this fabric to do a full circle, and was pushing it as it was.
Note the planetary fabric in the background. That is the overskirt.
I recognize that they totally don’t match – no worries as the underskirt matches the pirate corset.
Hopefully, it will look like the following in the dark when I use my LED’s and neon:
The neon will go on the outside, and I’m going to sew the LED’s to tulle beneath the planets. We all agreed that they were a little too bright to endure as an external lighting – they needed something to dull down the shock of them. Now the skirt becomes a projector of sorts!
We are going to an extraterrestrial pirate ball, after all!
Now the question I have to figure out is if the tulle should be attached to the planets, or if I should keep them separate…
…Did I mention that the neon lines can flash? I may be responsible for sending someone into seizures…hehehe. Or, maybe I’ll be nice and just leave them on a normal setting.
Boy, I’m going to need a place to hide all the spare batteries!
And, a parting photo of my studio guest, who prefers to sleep while I sew – Mickey:
Off to do more geometry for this skirt – nothing like trying to remember how to measure ellipses and circles!