Tuesday, 19 July 2016

My Little Demon(s)

I have once again survived Lumous Gothic Festival! Days of drinking, eating, friends, dressing up and great music, whew! I'm tired but happy. I managed to get a few outfit pictures so I could show you the lovely dress I made.

My friend Kerttu had an awesome idea to dress up as a pink pastel demon, and I asked if I could join in. We had third friend also join in and decided each one should have their own colour. I was lavender, Kerttu was pink and Anniina was mint. Luckily my fellow demons are trained seamstresses, so I got help in drawing the pattern for my dress, and lots of great tips on sewing. After going through tons of lavender fabrics on eBay, I settled on a cute polka dot pattern. I didn't have time to test the pattern, so the top part doesn't fit perfectly, but the hem is gorgeous and I'm so proud of the first ever puffed sleeves I have sewn ;D

Horns - eBay, customized (thanks to Anniina for painting them!)
Wig - eBay
Hair flowers and other ornaments - DIY
Dress - Sewn by me
Heels - eBay

So everything lavender and then some white lace, ribbons and flowers on top! I had planned to wear lacy socks with the cute heels, but they were so tight that that was out of the question. I had no necklace, so some ribbon left over from sewing a little purse of the same fabric worked fine. None of the lavenders seem to match, which is always the problem when shopping for colured items online, but the different shades look quite nice together!

I think I'll re-do the pattern for the top part of the dress, but the hem works very well even now. So whenever in the future I'll need a flared hem, I'll go for this pattern. I'm wearing two "one-size-fits-all" Chinese cheap petticoats under the dress to give it some poof. The next problem will be where can I store those fluffy monsters, they are huge ;D

This is me and Kerttu. Anniina had to get to the venue early, but we agreed
to take more photos at a later date and with a nicer background.

I haven't done many sewing projects lately, and I have to agree I was ready to throw the sewing machine and the dress out of the window when the top just wouldn't fit, but I'm happy with the end result. The fabric has no stretch at all, making it a bit challenging to sew. The top part is made of doubled fabric, as the lavender was a tiny bit sheer, so I layered it with plain white cotton. By the way, Ikea has by far the cheapest black and white cotton if you ever need some! Perfect for underskirts and petticoats, or if you need to do a draft of a pattern. 

I have fabric set aside for at least four other dresses I'm planning, but I want to first take decent shots of the ones I already have. And play some Pokemon Go, that takes some time too ;P


  1. Yes, I love the pastel demon theme! Can't wait to see all three together!

  2. This look is great! You both look amazing.
    That dress looks so neat and pretty. You have a great skill.
    Can't wait to see more photos with the three of you.


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