Just a quick update on how my contest dress is coming out aka: White Miku.
So far I have the whole top base all nice and ready. I think the boning looks funny but hopefully I can put something on it to distract the eye a bit.
Since this is going to be for a contest, the pictures and my writing won’t be so much in detail as my other posts because… well I want to keep it as a sort of a surprise ^-^
Rereading the contest rules I… I’m pretty nervous. It says ‘workmanship’ as a grading criteria and… my work is.. decent. I don’t make it to sell so the flaws inside are very noticeable and I’m kind of worried.
Plus. It says that contestants are suppose to make it themselves but there are always those parents/grandparents that take advantage of it. I remember going to AX masquerade ball and the winner of it admitted that she did not sew all of it and that her relative did most of the work. It made me kind of… sad. That I’m trying to compete with people that have much more experience than me.
Now in the context of this contest, I see these girls, probably a bit younger than me, with their moms or whoever and they are picking out fabric. Okay.. more like the mom was picking fabric and the girl was nodding.
I get how these parents want the college money for their kids but.. its a sewing scholorship. The girls most likely did not sew it themselves. They were jsut there to pick out the fabric for their dress xD This is not true for all of the girls I saw most likely, so I know there is some fair competition out there.
Yesterday my mom saw me working on my dress and said I should get a pattern. I refused. why? Cause I think the patterns restrict the possibilities of the mind to expand with the fabric. Thus, I may reference patterns to see how to make a sleeve or something, but I will not directly use one. And I will stand firmly on that =]