The “Much Needed Curves” Kitty Dress | Adey Lim
Fabric: 1 metre leopard print cotton jersey and 2 metres black poly fabric total $14 from Spotlight (VIP member special)
Pattern: Colette Pattern's Macaron
Year: c. 2010
Notions: Invisible zipper
Time to complete: 4 hours
First worn: November 2011
Wear again? Yes!
Total Cost: ~$14
Adey is taking a break this week.
Yeah, she has chickened out of the pin-up challenge since she has neither the curves nor any knowledge of how to pose like a pin-up. As her evil twin, I a.k.a. Curvy Kitty rose to the occasion, shamelessly copying Zoe's dress idea and stitching up a leopard jersey/black poly macaron dress. I love that it is so different from Adey's usual versions (here and here). *Purr*
I stumbled upon this fabulous classic pin-up girl makeup tutorial on youtube by Dita Von Teese's makeup artist (The part I didn't understand was why he did this video as makeup idea for Halloween? *Hiss*) and followed the directions closely (oops forgot the drawn on mole). Trust me, Adey would have resisted, she hasn't had that much makeup applied on her face since her wedding 13 years ago.
Since the yoke was jersey, lazy me skipped the facings but secured them by stitching after turning in twice. The skirt was lengthened by 3.5 inches for a more pin-up look. And trust me, though I am her twin, I look a whole lot curvier than Adey when I am in this dress. *Purr*
The wonderful pleats at the hip and the contrasting sweetheart bodice created illusion of curves where they do not exist. The midriff band, which was lengthened by 1 inch was positioned strategically at the narrowest part of the body and magically completes the transformation for Curvy 'pin-up' Kitty.
Miss Kitty here prowled the internet and after shortlisting a few pin-up pose ideas, positioned the camera and clicked on the remote control for the photos this week. I must reluctantly admit that it wasn't so easy being a pin-up girl, it's quite a lot of hard work. The lying down with your face at the camera while doing legs lifts pose made me see grey stars for the first few seconds. And I wasn't even attempting the more challenging poses. *Growl*
Mena was kind enough to offer all the girls help with applying the pin-up effect on the photos. But, the process sounded so fun that Miss Kitty got curious and had to give Picnik a try herself! Now, she is hooked! *Meow*