Step 4: The Bodice
“In the bodice there’s layers of net laid on each other to be like feathers.”
Once I figured out what “layers of net” meant, I was on my way to success!
By looking at up-close photos of the dress, I able to see the many details…the several layers of strips…the wavy edge of the strips…the gold flicks on the strips…the fabric that looked like netting…and finally, the layers of net that are on top of the strips.
Oh, in case you’re wondering, this post is about Belle’s bodice!
UPDATE: I’ve made a YouTube video about the making of this bodice!
It worked perfectly!
Flicks of Gold
I’m still not sure my process of applying these Gold flicks is the accurate way…but, I’m happy with it, and it works for now! Also, I used imitation gold leaf for the bodice…a decision I highly regret. Working with genuine gold leaf was such a pleasure, plus the results were perfect…next time ;)!
UPDATE: I’ve made a video about the process of applying the gold leaf (plus the update of using imitation gold leaf.)
Until then, the process. (You can easily use this process and substitute genuine gold leaf):
Layering different fabrics to achieve a replica fabric…sounds crazy? Well, it’s my specialty!
Bridal Satin…Satin-Faced Organza…Glittered Gold Netting…basted together…yes, that’s what created this piece of the bodice!
Layering the Strips
First a piece of gold-flicked strip. Then a piece of glittered gold netting. This is placed about 1/4 inch lower than the first strip.
And there you have it: the complete explanation of my Belle dress! (BTW, a post about Belle’s shoes can be read here.)
And I have a side-by-side blog post!
Thanks for looking and learning with me!
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