Ivory Lace Dress

A sleeveless ivory dress with a lace peplum and a ruffle around the knees. It's covered in ivory lace with a butterfly pattern.Click for larger version (PNG); click for PDF version. Click here for the list of dolls.

Note to self: don’t leave planning until 8:30 PM. To try to ease the pain of using this dress once more, I shortened the skirt a bit. I wanted to try making it look like white lace over an ivory background, and I don’t think I quite succeeded, but I’m glad I had a chance to practice. It’s new territory for me, after all.

Halloween ’10, Day 7: Black And White Cute Bat Costume

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After drawing six iterations of a half-hearted gown, I took elements of the bodice that I liked and drew a cute bat costume around them.

That might tell you all a little more about the way my mind works than I am entirely comfortable divulging, but there you have it.

Next week, we shall have masquerade gowns for a mythical ball. I haven’t come up with a story to catch them in, but even if I don’t, they should be so much fun that they won’t need one…

There’s still time to vote on the Good Queen’s next appearance, but you’ll have to scroll down for it, because now it’s time for my favorite part of the Halloween costume parade: what was your favorite this week? (And last week, actually — I can’t leave out my priestess robes.)

Purple and White Striped Towel In Honor of Towel Day

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Today is Towel Day, in honor of Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy and other fine books. Why towels? Because towels are the one thing an interstellar hitchhiker should never be without, no matter what else they might lose. Not only is it useful in a wide range of situations (gas mask, blanket, improvised weapon, at least against creatures with sensitive skin) but it’s tremendously impressive to have braved the galaxy without once having lost one’s towel.

OK, I am the sort of gal who keeps her towels in the linen closet, but at least my creations can be hoopy froods, and I think Ivy would be the type to have a towel at hand during her journeys. As you can guess, there are some days where an interstellar hitchhiker is very, very grateful indeed for a nice big stripey towel. (And perhaps a safety pin or two, if the galaxy has any pity whatsoever.)

You can thank Brian for the copy of the Guide; he went on to suggest a Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster, but I think that might be pushing it…

I really had no reason for putting up this poll, but thank you all for indulging me none the less.