Monday, December 26, 2016
Alexia Maccon Cosplay Part V: The cape
The pattern for this is basically a full circle with a neck hole and a simple standing collar. I cut a slit into the circle to form the opening and then rounded the bottom front edges the give a more gentle curve. If you look at the image to the left you can see the gentle curve to the bottom front. The trim is a gathered lace with pleated satin over it. Thankfully this trim was bought this way and did not need to gather the lace or pleat the satin!
Lady Tremaine dress. She used this same flocking to add the lovely accents to her Lady Temaine gown (seriously this gown is amazing)! She used a Silhouette machine to cut out her appliques, I don't own one of these but found this stuff just as easy to work with without the machine. I designed the appliques then drew them onto the plastic backing of the flocking material. The designs were then cut out and the backing material removed by hand. The designs were then ironed on (using a cloth to cover the designs). Once attached the front covering was removed and I was left velvet like appliques! The only down side I have found is that the flocking picks up sooo much cat hair and fuzz! I am forever cleaning them up!
I also added and applique to the back, I dont see one in the reference images but I wanted to add something here. You can also see that the satin stretched and I added 2 small pleats to the back to allow it to fit the collar. The collar is a simple standing collar, cut to fit my neck measurement.