So, this project is still in-process. But for the moment, Mei’s just going to have to sit there in what I’ve managed to finish, since there’s still stuff to do for the magazine!
This is my take on a casual, medieval look: Either for Mei or for Ari. The base dress is constructed from a brown crushed velvet from the original (and improved) pattern that I made. The neck and armholes have been hand sewn, and the hem has a nice clean edge to it. The back of the brown dress features a zipper, which had to be cut down to fit, as well as a hook and eye closure. Under the dress, I’ve created a peasant shirt from the dress pattern, though I’ve cut it slightly differently and added angel wing sleeves. At the moment, it’s held together with a safety pin. However, I plan on adding lacing to the front of the shirt. I also plan on making her a little mini leather waist cincher when I get the chance, which will be worn over the brown dress as a belt.