Celes Chere

Opera Dress

Final Fantasy VI

Last Updated: 03-31-2013

IT'S ALL 90% MADE BY HAND!!! This handsewn dress of doom... I didn't think it'd be so mean to my hands. lol. I decided to sew it all by hand after deciding that I was going to stitch on all this cording by hand onto the dress, just like what Celes has on her opera dress (close enough anyway...) and I knew doing that would take up a LOT of time (AND IT SURE DID!!! *SCREAMS*) so what's a little more hand sewing going to do if I do the rest of the dress by hand?

Sewing on cording was MUCH harder than I thought. Unlike beading or embroidery, that style of stitching is 'fixed' in place, but cording, is random. if you stitch it in too much, it'll get an awful wavey look to it... If you stitch it in little bits, it won't stay in place. It was either one way or the other, and it was tough to work around all those issues that would constantly pop up. (especially doing corners) But after managing it all, I am VERY happy on how it turned out, I wouldn't have done this dress's design in the fabric any other way! ^_^ I could have fabric painted it or whatever, but I didn't want that, I wanted it cording. Hahaha... (even though painting it would have been a MILLION times easier! Oh, I was so tempted to just paint it on, I was getting so angry at the dress. hahahaha)

The random lace bits on the dress was actually 3 different types of lace and sequins that I sewn altogether, to make them look more like Celes's. since I couldn't any similar looking lace for it, I just made my own. :P

And after about 6 months and around $120 dollars later, I had FINALLY finished the dress!!! YAY!!! :D I debuted it at Con-g, and had one of the best times ever! (depite the fact I was in pain all day lol.) I can't wait to wear this dress again!~ Then I'll fix the necklace Nefer helped make for me, I wasn't able to wear it at the con! AHHH! Thanks for casting resin for me when I had none!!! <3

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Character Celes Chere
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Upload Date 12-01-2012
Debuted Con-G 2013

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