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Princess Wedding Dresses: Mak Tumang
There’s absolutely nothing like a fluffy ball gown to make a bride look like a princess! Chic embroidery, voluminous gowns, and timeless silhouettes are some of the characteristics found in these dreamy designs!


Thanks bakeneeds for sharing these photos :)

These are the Chakri style pleated skirt and layered sash.

Credits are from นิตยสาร WE magazine.

bisexual-yamaguchi  asked:

Hey fabrickind! I wanna cosplay panty anarchy from panty and stocking with garter belt but I can't find any tutorials on how I can make her angel outfit, do you think you can help me out, please?

Hello there!

I found this breakdown of her outfit that you may find useful, though you may need to translate it into English. Keep in mind that you may not be able to find tutorials for the exact items you want, but that you can often find tutorials or patterns for similar items that can be modified or adapted into what you are looking for.

To me this looks like a draped top and layers of circle skirts with some draped detail at the waist. If you can’t find gladiator sandals like hers for purchase, you can create the straps out of ribbon (if you have fewer sewing skills) or out of strips of pleather or spandex that you sew into place. Here’s a leg strap tutorial

For the skirts, you can layer circle skirts that have been stiffened with horsehair braid, or you can create a very ruffly skirt like this one (though you’ll need to change the shape at the bottom slightly so it sticks out more). I’d use double circle skirts or even triple. It’s ambiguous here if the waist is gathered or if it’s just a LOT of material that’s forcing the ripples, so you can either create two or three circle skirts the same as your waist measurement and gather them down to fit, or you can divide your waist by two or three so that the waist is fitted. (I’d go with layers of gathered triple circle skirts myself, but I like a lot of poof.) The waist detailing appears to be a rectangle of fabric that has been pinched up into gathers and likely would attach with hooks and eyes or pins to the skirt, underneath the hearts. 

Here’s a tutorial on the hearts. The link itself is sadly broken, but the image should give you an idea of what they did. You can also cast them in resin, or shape them from clay (I’d use a mold if doing clay so that you have even sizes and shapes).

For the top, if you can find this pattern or one similar, something like view A would be nearly perfect. You can also modify a pattern for an empire waist draped dress with a halter neck (just don’t make anything below the underbust seam), or use another halter bikini top pattern. (In the US at least, we’re getting into both prom and swimwear seasons, so these types of patterns might be a little easier to find.) Make sure that your pattern doesn’t have too low of a V in front, and that it has a wider band than just a string tie. Those are going to be the most important design details here.

Check out our wings section for wing tutorials.

I hope that helps! Good luck :]

Fabrickind / Q&A Staff

Caffeine Challenge #4

For @caffeinewitchcraft‘s challenge, with the first line: You talk to the dead fairly regularly. Lately, you’ve gotten the distinct impression that the dead wish you’d just shut up.

(You should totally go check out all their stories. I’m particularly fond of 100 Parent Points, Kaleb and School for the Supernatural)

I was back and forth checking on dinner all during this hour, but hey, words on the page! Second person threw me for a minute, but it was fun to play with. Might continue to poke at this this evening :D.


You talk to the dead fairly regularly. Lately, you’ve gotten the distinct impression that the dead wish you’d just shut up.

“This really isn’t the sort of problem I can help with,” Josephine tells you, sliding off her perch on the crumbling stone wall. She shakes out her layered skirts with her good hand, even though they’re more memory than actual fabric these days. “I’m really more of a say your catechism and hope for the best kind of girl.”

“I don’t think a catechism is going to work.” Sam doesn’t look up from her water-logged paperback, but she’s clearly listening in. “Broken heirlooms aren’t really a spiritual issue. What’re you going to pray for? Forgetful relatives? A time machine?”

“Duct tape,” Oscar offers from his seat on his own weathered gravestone, and a chorus of dusty groans rises, even from the graves that are supposedly still sleeping.  Oscar’s Duct tape fixation is a well-known hazard of the yard. “Or glue,” he amends, side-eyeing his neighbors’ plots. “That stuff you said works on everything.”

“Didn’t you hear it turned to powder?” Josephine asks him. “What good’s glue gonna do with that?Besides, I don’t think that stuff’s safe. Callie told me she used it in her army days. Anything used in a warzone shouldn’t just be applied to whatever folks are feeling like, should it?”

“I’m not worried about fixing it,” you tell them, “I’m worried that maybe I– I don’t know. Broke something. In the world. Magically. Nana always said she could do anything she thought of, holding that egg.”

“Magic mumbo jumbo,” Sam snorts. “I’m out.” She slips back into her grave, just a faint damp patch left in her wake on the memorial bench. The other spirits shiver, and you can feel them turning away  like that was some sort of signal.

“Wait,” you say, but Josephine shakes her head and follows Sam, vanishing with a bounce of dark curls and a melodious trill of music you can’t quite recognize.

“Please,” you say, but Oscar fades into the rising mist and you can feel the spell unwinding in your grasp; twine thinning to thread, to feathers, to spidersilk.

“I still need help!” you say, spinning around, your eyes darting over each grave in turn, searching for the person who might be most suited, who might actually give you something real to go on. A faint hint of intent waves to you from the farthest corner plot, under the towering oak tree. A warm breath brushes against your face, filling your nose and mouth with the smell of freshly broken earth.

Maybe you should ask a witch,” comes the whisper, and then the spell slips away entirely.

Ask a witch, echos the creaking branches, waving in the breeze. Ask a witch.

But witches aren’t buried, you want to scream to the clouds. No witch you’ve ever heard of has ever been buried. That’s how you get magic gone wild in the landscape, turning a gully and a few straggling aspens into an ancient forest, or making animals talk so clearly even the non-magical can hear them.

Ask a witch, says the weedy clover as you pace back and forth, searching your satchel of components and discarding spell after spell. But you are the only witch for miles around, and no spell can reach past the purifying fire of cremation. There are no witches to ask.


Elie Saab 2017 Spring Bridal Collection
Elie Saab isn’t afraid of grandeur; naturally, neither is his bride. The designer’s debut wedding collection yielded a lineup of 27 styles glamorous enough to make any bride’s trip down the aisle feel like a spin on the red carpet. Heavily embellished frocks—both long and short—reinforced Saab’s more-is-more aesthetic, but for wedding season, he used a light touch through lace, dotted tulle, and silk chiffon hinting at skin.

Crystal Design Wedding Dresses: Barcelona Campaign 2016
The “Crystal Design” brand is manufactured of feminine and luxury wedding gowns of variety styles. Their Dresses are stylish and modern, they include different types of fabrics, such as atlas, chiffon, tulle and lace. Crystal Design’s designers put not only talent, but also their soul into creating the bridal gowns. Crystal Design wedding dresses for brides who wants to feel like a princess on their big day.

Fans of conspiracy theories will be disappointed to learn that Barbie’s proportions were not the result of some misogynistic plot. They were dictated by mechanics of clothing construction. The doll is one-sixth the size of a person, but the fabrics she wears are scaled for people. Barbie’s middle, her first designer explained, had to be disproportionately narrow to look proportional in clothes. The inner seam on the waistband of a skirt involves four layers of cloth-and four thicknesses of human-scale fabric on a one-sixth-human-scale doll would cause the doll’s waist to appear dramatically larger than her hips.
—  M.G. Lord, Forever Barbie: The Unauthorized Biography of a Real Doll

doctormanny  asked:

This question is for Ashley A. Woods: What inspired you to create Niobe, She Is Life?

I didn’t create or write “Niobe: She is Life”, I’m just the cover and interior artist for it. However, I was given the liberty to design Niobe’s look for the “She is Life” story arc (being the poncho and layered skirt with tribal accents in her hair and jewelry versus her bland brown dress in “The Untamed” graphic novel where she is first introduced). All of the other characters were designed by artist Darrell May of Stranger Comics. I decided to take on the project because I’ve always been a fan of dark fantasy and stories with elements of action in them so working on “Niobe” felt like a natural next step for me. I also recognized the opportunity it would give me to present my work on a bigger platform so I wanted to be a part of that. At this moment, we’re preparing to release the graphic novel which will have the entire “She is Life” arc and in addition, unreleased artwork and other goodies. 


etsyfindoftheday | 7.17.16

sexy sheer wedding gown with open back by raraavisangeetoiles

the sheer layers of this wedding dress create a sexy, illusion-like look — love the strappy back and full tulle skirt.


Princess Wedding Dresses: Mak Tumang
There’s absolutely nothing like a fluffy ball gown to make a bride look like a princess! Chic embroidery, voluminous gowns, and timeless silhouettes are some of the characteristics found in these dreamy designs!