|Our group in chronological order!|
The fabric's a cheap metallic/silk brocade I found on ebay a while back and couldn't pass up. It's hard to tell in pictures but it's got alternating stripes of a sort of viney leafy pattern, and plain stripes. The skirt is made of strips of the viney pattern that are sewn together.
The pattern of the brocade at the waist is filled in with gold twist bugle beads and gold and silver seed beads (and you can't even tell! Ugh). It's not finished round the back, but since there are no shots of the back...no evidence! I only got the beads in the mail Saturday, so I'm not too annoyed I didn't get more done.
I was thinking of doing a bit more of beadwork on the skirt as well, but I'm not sure I like the dress enough, so we'll see. At the very least I'll finish the back at the waist!
|Closeup of the beadwork in progress|
Oh, and the shoes! I'm fairly proud of them - I bought plain tan character shoes, and painted them gold, and they don't look totally horrible!
|Yeah, they're really gold.|