Kara fixed the cups for the second bodice. The bodice fit so well and looked so good!
For the second bodice Kara used nicer fabrics as well. The shell was cut from Silk Dupioni, the interlining cotton lawn, and the lining was cut from silk charmeuse.
Kara also used a more efficient technique to sew the cup channeling. The bodice still has channeling inside, but this time the chanelling was not sewn to the lining or shell, instead the chanelling was sewn onto the interlayer.
Kara's mind got into such a twist over this foundation bodice. Kara knew that she was going to cover it with chiffon ruching...so originally she thought she could get away with the shoddy construction of the first bodice. But Kara is tired of making one muslin and then going to the final garment--it takes 3 or 4 times, (sometimes more, this still isn't perfect!!), to perfect a pattern. Kara wanted to push herself to the next level and fix her pattern, finish her seams correctly, and create a breathtaking garment.
The bodice took the most time because Kara kept correcting it. After the bodice was finished we could move onto the next few steps.....
The fluorescent opals are laid down with the charmeuse quilling. The Charmeuse quills are made from 3/16 copper bezel wire wrapped in bias-cut spaghetti straps.
The tedious process of draping ruched chiffon
Finally, our final component of Addiction was our stained glass headdress.....