Fluttershy: Skirt Complete

After about 12 hours of work (according to the tracking I am doing with my Cosplanner app), I can finally say I am finished with the skirt for Fluttershy!  Sadly, that 12 hours stretches across more than a week since I have a day job that is super busy right now, and I am not all about giving up my sleep when I still have about 70ish days until the con.

Here is the skirt in all of its ruffle-y glory!  The pink sheer fabric is not quite the way I imagined it working in my costume design a year ago, but honestly, I only bought a yard of fabric, and wouldn’t have had enough to bring it around the front of the skirt more.

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I’m contemplating adding some small pink butterflies to the pink train piece, but we’ll see what I decide.  Right now the butterflies are for the parasol, so it depends on what I have left.  I like how the bias tape turned out on the edges of the ruffles, and it seems like with multiple layers, the sheer nature of the yellow fabric won’t matter much.

I did decide to modify the closure on the skirt (which started with pattern McCall’s 6999).  The skirt was too big initially, and once I started attaching ruffles, I knew it would be hard to take in.  So rather than deal with that, I eliminated the front and back yoke and lengthened the waistband to attach to the skirt as at the top.  Then I attached the sheer pink train, and turned over the waistband to make a casing for the elastic.  With elastic, the slight bit of extra fabric that made the skirt too big was easily fixed and just added more gathering.

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Above I placed three butterflies I am going to use for Fluttershy’s cutie mark – I have hot glued pin backs to the back of the butterflies..  Their bodies are not periwinkle … but I think I can get over that part.  Let me know if you have ideas on how to make them periwinkle.

Next up in terms of sewing are a couple of accessories – gloves and hat.  Then I need to figure out what I am doing for the top of this costume.  I also have the waist cincher to do, but I am procrastinating on starting that.  Heck, I might even get to patterning and sewing my Angel prop before I do the waist cincher – that is how much I hate grommets … Cheers till next time!

 

2 comments for “Fluttershy: Skirt Complete

  1. Jill
    January 26, 2015 at 11:58 am

    My first thought on the butterfly issue was to dye them like you do Easter eggs – vinegar and a few drops of blue food coloring dripped onto the parts you want to be periwinkle, let dry and repeat until it’s the shade you want. ???

     
    • January 26, 2015 at 12:34 pm

      Interesting idea – i dont have extras so would be very paranoid about the bleeding possibilities. I was thinking this morning that fabric paint might work too.

       

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