Blue Amidala Gown – Progress

Hello all! I hope everyone is doing well. Well, all of the 10 people that read my little progress in the first place. I think that what I’ll start doing is posting on Tuesday’s some art things that I’m working on then on Thursdays I will post about the sewing stuff. I really don’t think that I am in the right place to start 2 blogs going at one time so you’ll all just have to bear with me posting about all my crazy stuff that I’m working on in the first place!

Anyways, yesterday took a lot out of me because the velvet fabric is very stretchy. Also, I had about .01% left over fabric for the cause so that was a little nerve racking as well. So worried there for a little bit!

Blue Amidala Senate Gown pattern cut out

See? That’s crazy right? I was so nervous!

So, I ended up using this pattern from Simplicity.

Blue Amidala Senate Gown patterns for the gown

There were a few differences between what I wanted but over all I felt like it was a good fit. To be on the safe side I went ahead and cut the largest size that way I can have some wiggle room with the fit and size of the stand up collar. But I do know what you are saying, “Meescha, you should have made a mock up first” but in all honesty I just don’t have the motivation to do that right now. I’ve been on this project for 4 months straight, so having to sew something in a test fabric that I don’t have on hand at the moment only to sew it again really isn’t high on my priority list. So I think I’ll take my chances with what I have and make due 🙂

So I ended up cutting out all of the patterns pieces AND backing all of them with interfacing which unexpectedly took pretty much the entire day to do. I was a little disheartened at that. I did however repin the lapels on the skirt and I think that that looks much nicer.

Blue Amidala Senate Gown progress

Nevermind the messy room. Things.

Lastly, I got to do a little more work on the beading of the apron and I must admit that I am happy the way it’s coming out. I think I am at somewhere around 30 hours of beading on this so far. Yeah. I know. It’s still a lot of fun. I think it’s my favorite part to do! But still at least 10 more hours of beading on this end and I think I will call it good. I still have to do the beading on the shawl piece and that’s not as transportable as I would have liked.

Blue Amidala Senate Gown beading progress

I’ve been doing this while binging the tv show Salem on netflix. LOVE!!

Anyways, thank you for reading! Hopefully I’ll get something up on Tuesday art wise for everyone to see.

Have a great day!

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