I just entered this dress into a radio contest for musical costumes. I made it a year or two ago (ah! can't remember!) using TONS of tulle. I made it in two parts: a satin under dress and an attaching swan neck. I made the bodice texture by folding the tulle into little triangles and sewing it on in rows. I was trying to approximate the look of feathers. This is the part that took the longest. For the skirt I made attached tiered, fluffy, voluminous skirts to the waist and also sewed a separate tulle tutu-like skirt that I could slip on under the other skirts to add to the volume. I put in a side zipper.
The one-shouldered strap ended about 4 inches below my shoulder and attached over a button I sewed on the end of the swan neck. The swan neck was made like a stuffed animal, with orange felt and black pleather for the head. The exposed area of the neck was sewed with layers of heavy duty sew-in interfacing that I cut to look like feathers. The part of the neck that looped behind my neck was covered in white stretch lace fabric. I think I liked the swan part so much that I unconsciously made the swan head bigger than the original dress, lol, that really wasn't quite intentional, but I still like it.
|cool camera effect, huh?|