Penga-Sis as model reference :)
-Hat we ended up not using, but I might do a post on the construction later anyway just because we went through a lot of effort and burnt fingers :P
-The cape was made with Simplicity 1771A. I traced the cape pattern out on newspaper, then just cut the whole length down to make a capelet instead of a knee-length cape.
- The shirt was a tennis shirt my mom found at the thrift shop. It had some wonky label on it already too. Good thing I have heat transfer vinyl! I covered that sucker right up with a fancy survey corp shield.
This is probably my favorite part of the outfit other than the purse - even though no one saw it under the cape. It's subtle enough to be worn around with regular clothes.
- The skirt/petticoat: I used three different tutorials. For the skirt, for the waistband of the skirt, and for the petticoat. Basically, I followed the skirt tutorial until I got to the waist, and then I switched to the half-elastic waistband tutorial. Then for poofy cupcakeness I used the crinoline tutorial (doubling the amount of tulle and using the thick itchy stuff instead for guaranteed maximum fluff).
Other outfit bits added after our backyard photoshoot - brown fabric bows to the back of the skirt (made per the skirt tutorial), various green hairbows made with ribbon and hot glue, white $5 tights from Target, brown boots/shoes, and diy shrinky dink earrings. Survey corp wings for me - and Marco half-faces for Penga-Sis :P
I think that just about covers it! There were a lot of components to this outfit. (In comparison, for the guys, Friend E made the sword canes and cufflinks - the vests, ties and white pants were bought from Amazon :P)