|The design sketch|
Not anything practical mind you, not even a lolita sun dress, or mori skirt. Rather I decided to make a chiffon fairy princess dress.
I find it rather amusing that when I'm not wearing some combination of mori/ lolita/ ect, or historical costume; I apparently want to dress like an extra from Midsummer's Nights Dream.
It's inspired partly by a vintage 70's dress that I saw while blog surfing, and a Moite jumperskirt.
It was surprisingly easy for how complicated the Moite jumperskirt looked. Just 4 peices of fabric for the "braid".
I ended up using pink. I would have prefered a mauve-y purple or seafoam color, but pink was what I could get on sale; which was important because of how much fabric I needed.
Looking back I wish I had used organza instead of chiffon, as the layers just don't have the undulating body the 70's dress does. Organza seemed like it would be too stiff though, I've never tried to work with it draped like this. Maybe I needed something between a chiffon or organza?
I think it turned out nice anyway though!
I'm planning on wearing it tomorrow to the school's formal dance. I want to coordinate it with some simple gold tone jewelry to try to make the color more elegant and refined. I'm looking forward to seeing how it all turns out.