Apr 152011
 

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Well…

When I made the sleeveband, I first practiced on one other strip of fabric, decorating it with golden Tudor roses, rhinestones and acrylic jewels.

This particular, unfinished test banding, which is not yet sewn to any elastic banding, looks like this:


And now I have a red silk satin banding decorated with Swarovski rhinestones and acrylic jewels left – so I thought I would put it up for adoption…
Nevertheless, I would also like to reward the people who have indeed clicked through the whole dress journal – this is why I have created this little quiz.

And here’s the task:

Guess the actual number of golden disks (stone color does not matter) I have used on this gown and all accessories that come with the dress.

The total number is given nowhere in this diary. I don’t care if you really guess it or if you take the task and try to count the disks from the masses of pictures in this dress journal – each disk is pictured at least once, though.
The first person sending me an email with the subject “Golden disks” and telling me the correct number of disks will receive the banding from me, given, of course, that this person will send me a postal address to send the banding to after I have answered with an email saying that the number is correct. My email address is given at the bottom of this as well as on every other page.

I will reply to all mails, even if they don’t contain the correct number, just to let the senders know that I have received their mails and if they have guessed correctly – though this might take some days. If you haven’t heard from me in a week, then you can safely assume that your mail got lost – please resend it.
You have three guesses; so if you didn’t find (or guess) the number at first, you may try again twice.

I will publish here when the banding has found a new owner 😉
What you do with this unfinished banding is absolutely up to you – you could create a sleeveband, as I did, or an armband, or use it for the decoration of a hat… it’s really just limited by your creativity what you do with this banding, given that you are the person to guess the number correctly.

So – if you liked my design and want one for yourself without doing all the work, this is your chance 😉

If you have browsed the Pelican gown reproduction diary by the ‘follow me’ navigation at the bottom of each site, then this one was the last page for you.

I thank you that you have shown such great interest in the making of my gown, and would like to invite you to browse the pages for my other costumes.

Of course, I am always eager for feedback – tell me what you liked, what you disliked etc.
If you have found any spelling errors, please point me to them. English is not my first language, and I am always happy if I can improve my language skills; but I can only do so if someone tells me what I’m doing wrong.
For example, I have long thought that the word “quite” is equal to “quiet” and would therefore also be written “quiet”, no matter if it had a meaning similar to ‘totally’ or ‘silent’.
It took about 20 years (!) and uncountable misuses of the word until someone told me that this was not so, and now I am quite fond of using the correct wording 🙂
My email address can be found at the bottom of each page and also on the “author” page, so now you have no excuse anymore for not writing to me if you have something to say 😉

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