Last Updated: 07-06-2004
[b]Why Her?[/b]: Pyxie was putting together an Atelier Elie group for Anime Expo, and I chose Flea because she looks similar to me. Plus I like her dress ^_^.
[b]The Story[/b]: Most of the dress was made from a pattern, so at least I didn't waste brain cells figuring out how to work things ^_^. The waistline did frustrate me -- there's two layers of fabric gathered there, one extremely thick. The top was made first, and I'm happy with all of it except the sleeve hems. Those are icky >.< but the yellow fabric is delicate, so I can't take out many stitches without it showing majorly. After the base dress was made, I cut out a bunch of rectangles for the shoulder bands, sash, bow, and apron. This all went pretty well (except I can't get the shoulder bands to gather right! Grrr!!). After that, I made the blue hair bow and attached ribbon to the neckline. The ribbon isn't accurate, but I actually like it better. It's black with embroidered blue and gold flowers. If I decide I want to be more accurate, I can take it off. The outfit is finished with a white choker (floating around somewhere from Sailor V), a pearl bracelet (which IMHO looks prettier than what Flea is wearing), and the white boots from Celes.
If this costume is ever worn, I need to redo some stuff on it. Namely, anything white ^^;;. I sewed those parts really badly.
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