- Make it different than what other women will most likely we wearing.
- Use massive amounts of embroidery to help with Number 1 and give me a Sofa Time With Lacey project.
- Use as much of my beading, trim, and costuming stash as possible. It should also help with number 1 but really I just want to put some of the weird amounts of stuff in my studio to good use.
- Bling that sucker out to be a pretty, pretty princess of more is more epic proportions – as one does as an Elizabethan noblewoman. I realize this is not in line with being a simplistic budget minded green DIY blogger. But it is totally in line with being a person who spends most of her workdays covered in paint and sawdust while wearing yoga pants and a ratty t-shirt.
I let the fabric I found decide my costume’s color scheme since many of the accessories I have will work with almost any color. The color specific items I have need to be replaced anyway. I was hoped I could find a green brocade or damask because I look smashing in green.