The first time I saw Wicked I feel in love with it. The second time I saw Wicked we were sitting much closer and I feel in love with Elphaba's Act 2 dress. I lean over to Eric and whispered I need to make that dress. He of course said I was crazy.
I started off with asking around friends and family if they had any dark scraps of fabric that they were willing to part with. A massive amount I got from Eric's grandma. I did pick up some fun shinny fabrics and some colors that I was lacking. I cut most of it into strips, ruffle serged them and finished them with a rolled hem.
My pile was huge!
I bought a cheap corset off of Amazon Here I took off the fun edging and saved it for later. I hot glued the corset together in the front. I created the bottom with basic black fabic as my base.
I started sewing from the bottom up. Once I got high enough I pinned up the curves the way I thought they would look good. Once I got to those parts I would just cut the ruffle I was on which would be hidden by the ruffle on top of it.
The finished skirt!
The skirt attached to the corset.
Close up of the ruffled layers
I chopped up the rest of my scrapes into smaller scraps to create a patchwork fabric.
I started between the boning of the corset and covered the boning with black ribbon.
The finished patchwork between boning of the corset.
I made larger pieces of the patchwork fabric. The tulle overlay is 2 pieces of tulle with lines I then free handed on the sewing machine crisscross to create the overlay.
I pinned it up to see if it would even look good here.
I got some fun buttons at Joanns and Hobby Lobby. The top collar is from the corset which I ended up adding to the cuffs of the sleeves too!
One night I was burnt out from sewing Eric jumped in and helped out! Best hubby ever!
My sewing machine could hardly fit this dress. I had to officially attach the top to the bottom. Yes this was a crying moment for me.
Added ruffles to the collar! I loved how it was coming together.
Just sleeves left! The biggest part of the patchwork.
The finished dress!
Ok the broom! I found a fun stick down the street, hot glue doodled while watching Netflix. Spray painted it brown, let it dry, painted it black and whipped it off so it would just give it definition of the doodles. The sweeping part was held together by wire and hot glue.
The Wizard and I
The one year we are actually coordinated as a family :)
Next year I NEED to do the offical MAC make up!