Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The "Oink" Dress!

I have finished the first piece of costume design for my upcoming short film. It is about a couple post-breakup, and how the other handles the situation. Our protagonist is dumped by her boyfriend as he cannot handle her quirky fashion sense. Said fashion sense is encapsulated in this first dress; she wears nothing but garments that contain farm animals.

So here is the Oink dress! I haven't figured out which scenes this will appear in, but I need to make another two dresses and a set of pyjamas.






Yeah I'm not sure what this stance is either
The pattern for the bodice is Burda 7494 sans collar, and the skirt is a box pleated rectangle. I think it came out pretty dandy, myself! Hurrah! But I did have some issues with gaping around the neckline? Anyone else experienced this?!

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  1. I love your pig dress! Too darn cute.

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  2. oh god. it's perfect. genius placement of farm scene on bodice!

    my necklines gape too, for me it's because my posture is tres excellent (i am fabulous) so there's always extra fabric in the back. and the back neckline is usually too high also. it looks like that might be your problem?

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  3. very cute!! love the pleated skirt (I must learn to make one).

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  4. This is pretty freaking awesome, actually. LOVE the black arm binding and the box pleated skirt! I think the fabric is kick-arse too. You pull it off SO well! When do you have to have the film finished by? Cute shoes too ;)

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  5. Very cute!!! May I ask which binding you used for the neck and arms? I am making a dress for the julia bobbin mad men challenge and i need to put binding on the neck and arms of my dress, I have a pack of 3cm wide widing (Birch, the pack with 5m worth) is that wide enough?

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  6. I love the model, so cute! and the fabric, so much fun!

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  7. So amazing. I would totally watch that movie. Twice.
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  8. I can't wait to see the other outfits for the film!

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  9. Awesome. April at Regretsy covered an animal print fleece that was similarly hilarious.
    PS your commenting doesn't work for non-google users. I had to create a Google account just to leave a comment XP. You might want to install disqus so that wordpress/ typepad users can comment and retain their cross-platform identities. Also you might want to have an email address somewhere in your contact section so that people can write and tell you when stuff like this happens.

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  11. Hey, just been looking through your amazing collection of farmyard outfits! So cute! Loved the film too - very true to real life :-) I noticed on this dress you mentioned about gaping necklines, well I always have that problem too. As it happens I just posted on my blog how to adjust gaping on the neckline by adjusting the pattern. I hope you find it useful for future projects....

    http://unique-1985.blogspot.com/2012/05/making-muslin-is-essential-trust-me.html

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