my project "wing dress" is a
dress with dyed feathers on it
been working on/ documenting the process of it
since may 2007
taking my sweet time
since the last post on the subject
i have been working on
last bit of touch ups
(is that charlie on your...chakra?)
just darkenning places that
seem not to merge well
either on bodice, as seen below, or...
using a round object originally for ironing
at one point, all this started to feel
so very redundant
(even to myself)
then i knew, it was time to...get a model and see
now, i've used live models in the past, but
turned out they were too lively to be cooperative
so this time, i opted for.....an android!
from left to right:
see, 2 knobs on her head
top one controls temperament, the bottom posture
as i asked her to turn around...
i was met with a glare
android with an attitude problem
her defiance kept me away from her top knob until...
i saw her start to remove her face (!)
then i had to pounce on her and
turn the temp. knob all the way to...nice
suddenly, she sat
and stayed put (nicely)
i re-read the manual, it said,
budget models do not come with manual setting
it can either stand and defy or sit and smile
well then...that's that, but
can you see the feathers swirling in movement anyways?
after all this hassle
i decided it's good enough!
so removed the tentative stitches and...
darkened inside the seam
you can see the difference clearly in the below photo
now what's left is to
assemble the dyed/ touched-up panels
getting near the completion...
thankyu for your visit!!