Latex maid WIP update

Back to work on the latex maid dress.

I had an attempt at trying to get fuller folds in the skirt until I eventually realized that what I was trying to do didn’t look that good. Sometimes the first attempt is the best one you’ll get I suppose.

Shape wise, the skirt still need some tweaking and, maybe more volume? I’m always a bit wary with skirts, they tend to clip through the legs or the butt really easily if I don’t give them enough room, and this one is short enough that I’d rather not end up hiding the body under it, if I can.

I’ve added the rear zip, nothing really special there, it looks just like the front one.

The corset is in a very good place at this point, I’ve refined it a lot and added boning, edge piping, paneling and a first attempt at lacing it. I don’t really want to have fully modeled laces, and with those flat ones, I might be able to get away with a normal-mapped flat polygon strip. I’m not 100% sure there. There is also enough space on the front to have two corset bones really, it looks a bit bare compared to the backside.

Next step is going to be the apron I assume, before tying up the corset, I need to check how the apron’s is going to fill the space.

With all the detailing on the sleeves, corset and skirt, the top is starting to look a bit bare. I’ve added a decorative groove into the tie, I still want it to be a little leather “strap” but it doesn’t look quite like that yet.

Rest in peace

Rest in peaceI wish I had been more present for You.
By the time it was too late there was no way to really exchange any last words, or wrap up any loose ends.
But at the same time, I don’t know if you can just “conclude” a relationship with someone who pretty much raised you alongside of your parents, just like that, with a few good words and kind gestures.
I’m also not sure if You’d have cared to listen anyway.
I feel awful because part of me is relieved that this is all over: fewer obligations, less guilt, less pain of seeing you slowly but surely going away. I also feel awful because I do not feel as sad as I thought I should be.
Furthermore, I know that I’ve seen much worse departures before, but this is fresh, raw and new. I know this, and I know it will take time.
I don’t believe in god, but I know you did, I guess you’re all reunited together now, we tried to accommodate with your (somewhat) conflicting desires on how to handle your funerals, I hope we made the right choice, but it also feels like we leaned on what was the most “convenient” option.
This clumsy goodbye will never reach you, and I’m writing it more for myself and who care to join my little pity party than anything else.

The past week has been both easy, and difficult mentally…

I’ve been extremely restless, and haven’t really done anything of value, I feel “fine” 99% of the time, but I am having a really hard time focusing on creative work.

It is already mid-December and things are only going to get busier from this point, but I’ll do my best to show some progress on current projects.

Late pseudo-update

I’m calling this a pseudo-update, because I still don’t know if this is going to be relevant to SL at all.

Without going into details, one of my relatives has been hospitalized this weekend, and It is unlikely that they will walk out of it. As a result I’ve been occupying my head with random projects, and for some reason, I couldn’t really get my head into the latex maid uniform project.

There is a couple of other things I don’t feel comfortable to show for now, but well… this is today’s update. I want to get back into the swing of things… but at least it is still modeling, right?

I’m hoping things will improve, but they won’t. So all I can hope is to get over it quickly… or at least enough to focus.

Construction and distraction

I’ve done more work on the latex maid uniform’s corset and built a fairly decent-looking skirt (on accident, really), I will most likely redo it as it doesn’t look quite right to me… That being said, it helps me to shape the bottom of the corset for the time being.

The corset itself need a few more boning channels, the front of it looks somewhat okay to me, the back? Not so much. It is definitely better than earlier now that I’ve opened it and started shaping the lacing area, something is still a bit off. I had to spend most of the day outside, commuting between appointments, so this is yesterday’s productivity urge.

I also got distracted with a bit of a side project (last picture), I’ll let you ponder on that one and say no more. Some of you might get the reference, but then again, maybe not.

Corset start and some other details

Good start for the week, the corset is actually taking shape!

I also did some tweaking on the chest to accommodate the bikini top (so that it won’t clip through) and added the front zip & zipper pulls. I’ve started fleshing out the corset, but I’m trying to keep it to a minimum for now, because the shape is not 100% final.

So far so good, nice and tight.

Short sleeves done… more or less.

I finally managed to get the short sleeves in a state where I’m actually somewhat happy about them.

That’s a sleepless night of sculpting that I’m not getting back, but that’s ok.

I’ve also quickly added some non-final seams to the body, just to get things looking a bit better (the body will get its own sculpting pass once I have more details in).

Now that this (big) hurdle is out of the way, I guess the next step will be to get the corset/waist cincher in place and the skirt of the dress.

So long Halloween

I umm… forgot to take everything down yesterday hehehe 🙂


The sleeves… I was dreading this part, and I was right. It has been a bit of a pain so far. I’ve included various iterations, the “smooth” ones are a bit of a template for the next versions, kind of a rough “idea” of what those would look like if stuffed with cotton, just to get the volume right.

The next phase, which took a bunch of attempts was to make a version with those little pleats on the edge where the sleeves are glued into the body and into the cuff. That’s the step that took the longest so far, it is horrible, and I hate it. It is a flat sheet with all the pleated edges on it that is wrapped into a cylinder and then shaped in place with a lattice cage. I hate it, but it does the job.

I’m trying to get it as close to where I’d like it to be before I get into the sculpting. Mainly because I’m not very good at it (at all) so the more I can do beforehand, the less I’ll randomly stumble in the dark.

I need more practice, that’s for sure.

Oh yeah, one last thing. Someone was asking if it could be made lock-able like the Hired Help Uniform, so I quickly added a hypothetical lock point 🙂

Promising first modeling draft!

A promising first modeling draft… and also more reference/sketches.

I realized that I hadn’t tried to put long sleeves on it, I’m very fond of the loose cuff variant, it looks very cute and comfortable. The closed cuff variant is more “formal” I suppose, if you can consider latex formal.

I haven’t made this “type” of model in a really long time, and that’s one of the reasons why I’ve been procrastinating so much about it. There is nothing I hate more than trying to get something right, over and over, only to end up trashing it all up because I’m not satisfied.

But this? So far I’m pretty satisfied.

The next step is either going to be the short sleeves, or starting on the waist & the corset that goes there.

I added a picture of the back, but there isn’t much going on there. Maybe that’s something I should fix at some point.

New latex maid project on the way!

I wish I had something better to show for the new latex maid project, but this is all I have done since Monday: iterating on simple “sketch” references.

It is loosely based on the latex creations from “Studio C2“, which I am linking here to make it easier to understand what I am actually aiming to produce.

I have a lot of ideas as far as options I want to incorporate, and I really am not sure that I can do it all:

  • Corset at the waist, to add more details and slim the waist like I did on the Regina suit.
  • Removable dress collar (to accommodate for posture collars and other options).
  • Zip front design with an open-able “slit” at chest level.
  • Ability to also zip open the skirt in front (and maybe the back too?).
  • Short & long sleeve option. (earlier sketches have oversized sleeves, that’s a mistake not intentional)
  • BDSM-style ring & “tie” to gently pull the wearer around.
  • Removable tea apron (possibly a full apron option too).
  • Box pleats… lots.

Ambitious… and that’s probably why I’m dragging my feet instead of getting straight into the modeling…

Kyrah Abattoir
Creator of BDSM and fetish content in Second Life since 2004.

Seasoned 3D artist and programmer, aspiring video game creator.