Oops, oops... that's the detail for the neckpiece. It's absolutely gorgeous! I guess I assumed it was the bowpiece since it's almost underneath a bow as well. It might be cute to do a repeating pattern... not sure... don't want too much of the same thing. But it'd be nice to give like a little "surprise" in the back like that.
By the way, I approve of the new bow! I think it's great. And it droops a little bit... but cutely, rather like your sketch. Already, you look thinner. (Pshh... if you're judging by, say, "WeiRu" standards, you're not thin, but who in the world is 88 pounds?!)
Good luck with the fishtail! I think it would be nicer with the little "pouf"/more of a fountain look, but don't lose sleep over it or anything.
Haha... I love Project Runway! It's a pity you don't get it in Australia. What kind of class are you doing this project for??
lol i'd prob try keep the bow simple though .. the beading might make things abit too much =( I probably would repeat that 'crazy swirls' pattern on the waist band.. at the front i guess? so that it balances out with the collar =)
that new bow was actually the first bow i tied .. roughly by myself while wearing the dress X_x so the material was just.. yeah material, not cut up or anything.. and somehow acieved that look.. and now when i tried to get it droopy like that .. i dont know o_O doesnt work out.. but maybe coz i have a few folds rather than one.. but yeah i hope to get it looking like that too..
having said that, i think it is probably easier to achieve that look if i used the gold fabric since its much flexible compared to the oriental brocade hm =/ and dont want to loose the beauty of a bow..
lol i'm just worried about my bodyshape in the next 2-3 weeks ^^;; i have my trial exams coming up.. and currently preparing for it PLUS teacher wishes for us to finish it by the end of this week, which i doubt will happen =/.. and studying full on.. wont allow me to get much exercise o_o;; .. i hope i still fit in my dress ok after these 3 weeks ^^;;; - so who knows i would prob need to loose some sleep =I.. ima bit sleep deprived anyway so it wont hurt .. much ^^;
this is for Design Technology =) Major Project, part of sydney's education system.. design students are to create a major work in any field of design.. and yeah i chose to do this =)
first of all, i think this is a fabulous design! i love that you're doing a east/west mixed design~ i've often though about it doing a white qipao for my wedding (well, you know, childish plans), but then my grandma would always yell at me for the bad luck of it all. lol!
i'm with <b>tammiest</b> in design philosophy though! i'm kind of sad that you don't have enough fabric to make one more tier for the fish tail. i was kind of hoping it would be more like a train. what do you think about using the gold for it? then you could just have a little bit of gold peeking out at the bottom of the tail. it would tie in with the bow a bit. personally, i like the all gold bow (it seems like i'm the only one who does... ^O^;; ) the red + gold bow seems a little heavy to me and you've already got a lot going on in the back. but i still think the red+gold bow is quite nice!! (i'm of no help in this matter, i'm sorry! ^O^;;; )regardless of the colours though, like <b>tammiest</b> said, i like how you've tied the gold bow kind of droopily in that pic. it also gives a bit of a bustle effect that way and gives your bum a nice boost (not that you don't have a very nice figure already!).
as for the neck accessories, have you thought about just a mass of fine gold chain (or that dusty copper you were talking about) hanging straight down from the collar like a curtain... in kind of sharp V shape (with the longest chain (the point of the V) ending *just* at the bust line or a little higher?).
just throwing in an idea... (as if you needed more! haha)
anyways, sorry if i'm being too much of a busybody! ^^;;;;; i'm clearly watching too much Project Runway too! ^O^;;; (ps. it's up for d/l if you're into that kind of thing. ^_~)
lol i originally wanted to do this whole cross culture thing in white too ^^; coz i felt it might be a bit risky to have RED and WHITE.. since it contrasts alot tooo.. but I guess i took the risk o_o and fortunately i guess with the gold it doesnt make it tooo bad.
ah gold as the last tier... thats not a bad idea i guess... but first id have to try and make another pattern so it can fit in first lol x_x; sad thing is im kinda lacking some qualified fashion design help .. as in my teacher doesnt specialise in dress making etc. so its a bit hard =/
*i dont wish to buy more of the red fabric coz its quuite costly here in aus =S i got mine from sgpore ^^;; .. so the gold is still affordable..
its ok! i do welcome comments
; and yeah we both share the same views lol, red+gold seems like too much going on at the back BUT it looks nice
; .. as you can see i've changed my mind twice so far ... this morning i said il do with red.. and now im saying il go with the gold o_o;... i should decide by tonight anyhow.. so i can work on it tmrw...
the goldchain idea sounds nice, and certainly different ^^ but i wish to keep that area as simple as possible and not too congested, i guess thats one reason to why i decided not to do the bolero ^^;
im still not sure what beads i should use though... pearls?? those crystals? or those big plastic/or whatever quality beads X_x
Just a few more pics =)~
i readjusted the bow abit [not final/sewn down] and left the end of the bow to drape.. and also samipi's suggestion of the gold train... though might be longer abit..
Oo wanna give me a brief outline on what Project Runaway is about ? ^^; I might be interested in watching if its related to fashion design hehe [i'm watching Tokyo Juliet too for that reason