Just off of the last project, I am eager to make something that doesn't make my brain hurt so bad. I'm thinking if I have enough time, I am going to make a Victorian Cheshire Cat costume for Labyrinth of Jareth, a 2 night Costume ball in Los Angeles at the end of June. I have a few people that are going to go with me and we are going to do a vague Alice in Wonderland Group theme.
When I was in reno last, I found some fabric that I loved to hate that is absolutely perfect for this event:
The green would be for the skirt, and the two stripes for a bodice. This would be a bustle dress of course. By the way, this is silk taffeta and iridesces to ORANGE. It's HIDEOUS and I love it! That was my first reaction the moment I saw it and I continue to hold that belief!
For the bodice, I will either use Truly Victorian 423 and use the small stripes for the front and back, with maybe the green or purple accents:
Or I will use Truly Victorian 405:
Probably the latter as it seems cooler temperature-wise and more appropriate to the playful nature of this outfit. The great thing about this is that I should be able to get away with wearing this at Dickens Fair also!
Then I started to doubt my green skirt, and went looking for purple since that is the Cheshire cat's belly color, although I may make both, or a skirt out of purple and accents and a bustle out of the green. I am not sure. Anyway, I have found a few and am not sure which to go with:
Or be totally crazy and go with #3 (this seems really crazy with the stripes):
Does anyone have an opinion? Leave a comment if you do!I'll probably start the mockup of the bodice super soon so I can get this done way before panic-sewing mania sets in this time!