Alice's "Hatter's Ride" dress. This is what I'm calling it since I'm not really sure what to call it officially. Fairly simple in design, it will just be time consuming assembling the ribbons.
Details from various angles and different lights.
Flower and Fabric shots
Silk Satin ribbons in Copen and Black. The copen will be sewn to the black to create one piece for the bodice and shoes and arm wrap.
Drafting the under dress
The underdress with the Point D'Esprit and lace pinned on. I hadn't added the tulle under layer yet at this point.
Taken with Flash
The dress portion is done. I sewed the two ribbons together to make one ribbon (about 11yds long) and it really needs to be a bit longer still, probably another 3-4 yards. It's just wrapped in place at the moment.
Taken in Sunlight
Sames as the before photo, but the natural light looks a lot better. Unfortunately for me, Dragon Con is made of people with flashes... so the color will look a little off in photos *grrr*
"Hey, where did you get that fabric f..."
I'm wondering if the added tulle underlayer makes this look too poofy, and almost 50's in style.
Back with a teeny tiny bow... need more ribbon.
The shoes before. Simple ballet flats that were on sale and easy to cut up for Alice shoes.
The ribbons are a smaller version of the silk ribbons on the dress. It took 4 yards of ribbons per shoe!
Hot Glue + Ribbon + Shoe = perfect match.
One shoe down! You can see I removed the giant bow and cut out the toe area.
All done! They are so cute and are probably my most comfy costume shoes yet lol.
I need a better wig cap to keep my natural hair flatter under the wig.
Exploring the halls of the castle... or at least my apartment lol.
The Original Alice Scraps Shoes
Photo by Davis Ng
Photo by Davis Ng