I also didn't want to copy the outfit exactly, and there were parts I wasn't charmed by--I didn't like the giant button decorations on the shirt and the belt, and craft store moss isn't washable, so I made some "moss" from yarn, and I will make more to hang off the belt. I also took off the chain on the choker and swaped it out for a nicer (and longer) bit of chain from the stuff I ordered from Etsy, the 80 yards of "antiqued chain". The trim around the neck of the blouse is crocheted yarn. I did have to buy the green begonia from Joann's, but if I had looked harder at the source photo I would have bought green wired ribbon instead and made my own ribbon rose--I still might.
The pants need a lot more work--I hate sewing and fitting them and these were as bad as any I have made, but a nice waistband and a dart or two should help a lot. They are just a stretch net material with some lace and beading set on them, instead of the pieced fabric the originals are made of. Then I need to make the belt, the arm decoration-- and make sure I didn't miss a place sewing down the lace on the pants. All in all, not bad for 2 day's work! I'm hoping to finish it tomorrow. And if the split falls through, Arekushia will still have her outfit, or at least something similar... if a bit wonkier. :D
I think instead of the chain around the wrist, I will make her a little charm bracelet.
And as of 6/23, the charm bracelet is done! Iris is back in her "own" hair and I am working on the belt--the chain needs to be shortened and more green and fluff added to the "moss" as well as hooks to make the belt a little more adjustable.
And here it is all done!
Iris, the model, is a Fairyland Celine 60 sleeping head, grafted onto a Souldoll Zenith body.
If you read the comments, lunarbackbone mentions another Souldoll dress that she got for her Amber, and it is magnificent: