carrall // backless gown with ribboned lace + contrast lining by truvelle
morning all! last night’s garter find got me in a wedding gown mood, so i’m sharing my favorite new gown find so far in 2017! truvelle is a go-to for my wedding week on EFOTD, celebrated each june, but every once in a while i just NEED to share a lacy bridal confection just for the hell of it! carrall is a strappy, lacy, ribboned and color-contrasted backless gown and i’d love love love to try it on someday!
Original doll: Mattel Monster High Scaris Skelita Calaveras Reroot: dyed raw alpaca fiber Body mod: eye socket cut open, Apoxie sculpt add ons on left side of the body Face: chalk pastels, colored pencils, acrylics, clear gloss, fake lashes Dress: hand sewn from chiffon, lace, ribbons and glass beads Dollstand: wire, plaster
I found a decent peignoir at the thrift store nearby so I wanted to coord it somehow. It also proved as a good test to try out the new background. I managed to clear some space, and I like how the shadows get cast on the wall. ^-^
anyhow, re: ribbon-induced screaming last night– it’s because of floral arrangements! I find is so hard to have an opinion on ribbon, and it’s one of those things where the social cues I’m picking up from everyone else lead me to believe that I ought to have an opinion and a decided opinion too on ribbon, what’s wrong with me for not having an opinion, oh God, I can’t tell the difference between these things, what the hell am I supposed to do, etc.
Ended up with chiffon ribbon? Is this good? Is this bad? I don’t care, a decision was made.
@adelatur– thank you for the advice! It’s for flowers, not cloth, but I will keep that in mind if ever I do sew!
@whoweargoldintheirhair – alas, that only causes more complications. My mother and her sisters have taken this wedding as an excuse to play out all their unresolved issues from childhood. Asking advice from any of them will start an arguement with the rest. /jazz hands/ FAMILY
@pilferingapples– weddings are terrible. D: No wonder GRRM loves to use them as set pieces for massive character deaths.
@mysunfreckle– lmao, thank you! It’s less that I’m getting pushed around on things, than my current mantra of “don’t sweat the small stuff” is being met with every vendor I have panicking about small stuff. I do understand… like, a lot of brides go crazy and will just trash a vendor on every social media platform for not having the RIGHT shade of red Italian silk dupioni ribbon but I just… profoundly do not care. And it makes me anxious that I am expected to care, but can’t. I hate disappointing people’s expectations.
@dlasta – I should have just done a justice of the peace! Just bought myself the dress I wanted (which is all I really cared about in terms of ~wedding spectacle~) and worn it to the County Circuit Court. I was warned. “Pish and tosh,” thought I. “I’m a reasonably organized, laid-back individual. I can organize a wedding, no problem.” YES PROBLEM. EVERYTHING IS A GODDAMN PROBLEM. ESPECIALLY THINGS THAT DON’T NEED TO BE. LIKE RIBBON.
@pipistrellus– in trying to troubleshoot xkit I seem to have broken it further and now cannot reply to replies at all! But pls, what are your opinions on chiffon ribbon? I picked it because I recognized the word ‘chiffon.’ This is not a great admission to make on the internet, but there it is.