Not much, actually. I have mostly been in planning stages of making the Myth Masque costume. I have ordered fabric swatches so I can find out what I want to use (which take 8-9 days just to ship, UGH), and I have been considering construction decisions. I have a plan now and can start in the under-structure - hopefully that will start this weekend/next week.
What are we making, you ask? A version of this beautiful Luly Yang Butterfly dress*:
Here it is in the runway:
I actually saw this dress in a window in Seattle, when we were on our Vancouver trip, and took a photo of it, but Sahrye was the one that wanted to make it. She had the plan and I latched on to the idea of doing them, so I am going to choose a different butterfly wing to use. That way we will look like we belong together, but not be super match-y. Hair and make-up are anticipated to be pretty fun, but we haven't locked down on anything final yet.
So far, the group of people I have interviewed universally like this one:
Next up is to create the under structure for the dress so that I can attach the wings to the bottom and drape the top.I will post more when that gets under-way. My mom is with us this weekend so I am not sure how much spare time I will have for that.
* I do want to caveat that I don't anticipate my dress looking anywhere as fantastic as this couture gown. I think it will be an homage to it by someone who has never constructed anything without a pattern before (besides a tutu-like skirt), nor ever draped a stitch in her life. So, be warned, don't expect mine to be anywhere as awesome at that - this is more of a learning experience than anything, which will hopefully get me into a fun party!