Check out my new short-term blog called Journey with the Dress: A Bride with a Mission. I'll be making my overly elaborate wedding dress, which will likely be starting in the next week. Support an artist! Visit my Etsy Shop. You can also follow my Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest pages. I'm planning on offering discount codes on the Facebook page from time to time!
Well, ladies and gentlemen, I've decided to stray away from dolly clothes and make a full-fledged human garment. Of course, I can't just do something simple like a summer dress, I'm going all out and attempting a variation on one of my favorite gowns of all time, the 1950s Junon by Christian Dior (photos courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art). Why? Let's just say the dress will be worn by yours truly when the wedding bells chime. So, I have approximately 10-1/2 months to accomplish the task. Thus far, I have purchased somewhere around 150,000-200,000 sequins, knowing I will be sewing each one on myself and probably needing many more. I'll be looking around at fabrics over the next week and making final decisions on some of it very soon so I can get started. I have my work cut out for me.
I'll be providing regular updates on the process. I'd recommend checking back often to see how the insanity goes!
Also, to my dolly friends, don't worry -- I'll still be making my doll clothes for a variety of dolls and working on my pattern book. At the very least, I will learn how to manage my time very well this next year.