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ivory babydoll, season 2
buffy the vampire slayer

Started Sunday, March 15, 2009
Reference Photos
My photobucket of Drusilla can be found here.

Monday, April 6, 2009
I've done some rummaging for the fabric.  I went to all of the fabric stores in my area (Hobby Lobby, JoAnn's and Hancock Fabrics) and none of them have really what I want.  I found something workable at JoAnn's that I might just get, but I'm waiting for my coupon!  Oh, and the fabric I thought was polka-dotted is, I think, rosettes.  Like I'm going to find that...  So, I've settled on the fact that the overlay is going to be a plain sheer and I'll edge the bottom with lace.  *sigh*  So, it's coming along.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
I've started planning for this costume.  I got the idea to do this costume after watching Buffy for the 3rd time.  I've always liked Dru's dress from Season 2 before she is cured of her mysterious disease.  I think what I like most about the costume is her dolls with the gags.  Anyway, it's a simple empire-waisted dress with a lace overlay.  The base is ivory brocade and the overlay is polka-dotted chiffon with a lace edging.  The sleeves are the same polka-dotted chiffon with a ribbon hem.  The waist is an ivory ribbon.  She wears her hair half pulled back with a curl loose on the left side.  She has black fingernails with white french tips.  She is usually seen with fairly "natural" makeup, but is usually shown with bruises on her arms.  She wears a double strand pearl necklace with a broach/pendant.  She also wears a tennis bracelet or a pearl bracelet (can't remember).
I have an old McCall's pattern, 9688, that I think will work great.  I'll do some more research on the costume to make sure, but right now, that's my pattern.  I'll have to modify it only slightly for the sleeves and overlay.  I have shoes that will work.  So, all I need to do is buy fabric!  This costume is doable and will be fairly inexpensive!  Which is good!

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