I've now comissioned two outfits from a local seamstress Ayumi. I got a 'full-set' for Rigel, but I haven't yet taken any photos of it. Maybe Rigel just doesn't fit the Yule ambiance like Ford here does. Fondant got a brown shirt and bloomers to match. The waistband-thingy is my own making and the headdress is from a Soom BW outfit.
I want a steampunkish look for Fordy, in all browns and ivories, with added metal accessories. Ayumi quickly got what I was going for and actually suggested the gold striped accent fabric and the gold button details herself. I'm glad she did, as the end result looks very polished! Sadly the waistband hides some of the lovely details of the bloomers, but there are buttons and bows there as well.
The blouse is a bit loose and is a bit chunky at the collar, but I don't think much better could be done in this scale, baring in mind that the collar is fully lined. However, blouses are the one thing I surely won't be doing myself anymore. I have done some in TG size before, but they were a pain in the butt to make, especially the sleeves >_<
And here's some detail of the outfit:
I'm loving the cotton lace and it fits her looks so perfectly. Also I wanted a really layered look for Fondant, like she's frosted in laces, so I think we're getting there :D
I'm still waiting for Ford's shoes that are now shipped from China, and then we'll see if she's about done. :3