Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Outfit of the Day: Cream for The All Worlds Fair

For my birthday this year, I wanted to do something a little different. How different? Other worldly different. cubes and I will be "marvel[ing] at the wonders of the pasts that never were, presents not of our Earth, and futures that never will be again" at The All Worlds Fair.
Determining Where (and If) to Cut
Little did I know visitors to The All Worlds Fair would be requested to wear monochrome, white on black, emphasizing white, with strict checks to ensure adherence.
A quick scan of both of cubes' and my closets reveals few all white options. I have a cream Grecian Goddess style dress from the 1990s, a 1960s Cameo Evening Fashions brocade wedding dress from G. Fox & Co., and a bolt of cream fabric from a never made Emma Frost costume.
Now we could let our fingers do the walking and source a costume from the Internet, but first, what fun is that? And second, we're doing the #havenotwant challenge. This is completely an unnecessary expenditure. So, time to get creative.
What do you think? Can cream pass for white?
Can I finish a vest and pants for cubes as well as my dress by *this* Friday?
Planning a Matching Vest for Him
As you can see, if I shorten the brocade wedding dress, I have enough material for the front of cubes' vest. (The trick is matching up the repeating brocade rose pattern.) For the back, I'm going to go with black wool that I have left over from a vest I made for cubes for Dapper Day. (I'm using the same pattern.)
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Ciao Bella!
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