I bet Hotaru will be super happy when Chibiusa is born! I think I made her look a bit too young here. Too bad I noticed it when it was too late.
Hotaru’s outfit is from her wardrobe featured in the Materials Collection artbook (I forgot her hair clasp though)
I’m still experimenting new ways of colouring OTL
Whoo, the pile from the last post transformed into stuff! Yay for not being lazy!
First pic: Shinku shoe straps and bows, Sakura hair bow and choker with the resin heart I made a while back. They just need some quick hand-sewing and assembly now :D
Second pic: Shinku’s bodice is looking really good now! :D I really love how the lace looks now that the sleeves are gathered *-* I also pinned the trim on for the yoke, going to hand-sew that too. then it’s on the collar and lining and attaching the skirt!
Not a super lot of progress to show these days ^^;;; Things at work have been a bit crazy (as they usually are this time this year), so I’ve been extra tired lately. Still, I do have tiny bit to share!
The first picture is my current to-sew pile! Pieces for Shinku’s shoe ankle straps/ribbons and Alice!Sakura’s hair ribbon and choker. Tiny things that will be done quickly, whooo! Tackling these is what I’m going to do as soon as I post this!
The second is a close-up of the lace on Shinku’s sleeve (and the fabric!). The lace is a little on the smaller side but the shape is absolutely perfect so I’m pleased! That being said, pinning it down so I could actually sew it was pretty frustrating… in the end I gave up on pins all together and used scotch tape XD It worked really well and kept everything nice and flat as I ran it through my machine *-*; This will be really useful when I have to sew the lace to all the other ruffles haha :o
The fabric I’m using is a stretch taffeta and sews like a dream <3 Shinku’s outfit actually IS velvet in canon, but I wanted to use something different for my second go-around (mostly because after using velveteen once I never wanted to touch it again lol).
The last pic is the lace I got in the mail today! I only ordered the top kind, which is for Alice!Sakura’s dress hem ruffle (and possibly the apron ruffles too, not sure yet!). The seller sent the bottom two as free samples!! *O* It was amazingly nice, especially since the middle lace is a full two yards! The bottom lace is a yard of cream-colored net and it is really lovely *-* It actually made me laugh when I took it out because it looks so much like the lace from Suiseiseki’s headdress! XD
I’ll post more when I have more finished! XD;;;
Motherland Chronicles #43 - Dreaming
Photography: Zhang Jingna zemotion
Makeup: Lindsey Rivera
Model: Jessica Dru Johnson
Photo Assistants: Tobias Kwan, Alex Stoddard, Diana Chao, Sophia Chang
Dress: Michelle Hebert
Choker: Harlequin Romantique
Housing and strobe rental: AB Sea Photo, LA
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