Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
I finished up the bodice of the witch costume. The dress is made from Simplicity pattern 4136. See what I meant when I said the bodice looked a bit boring. I added ribbon detailing to the puff sleeves and ribbon down the center of the chest. For the main part of the dress I used a a light weight ribbed corduroy.
Here's a pic of the bodice with the vest. It's really looking awesome now. All the different kinds of material really give dimension to the dress. I decided the neck needed a brooch. I used some left over ribbon, feathers and I found some awesome skull buttons.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
I've officially started working on Halloween costumes for this year. Our family costume theme this year is Star Wars, but I decided to make a witch costume too. I've had this pattern for over 4 years. In fact the image on the pattern envelope is different from mine. I'm guessing they updated it this year or last.
The pattern is very easy. I actually found it to be a bit boring in looks. I decided it needed a corset like vest that will go over the dress. I found Simplicity pattern 5582, a Renaissance pattern, that had a nice vest that didn't require me to use boning.
I had a really hard time taking this picture. Taking a picture of a black garment is not easy. I used a thick ribbed black corduroy, it feels like velvet.
Here's a close up of where you can get a better view of the front. I'll have to take a picture of the lining. I used some Halloween plaid material I had left over from last year.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
I had a very productive holiday weekend. I finished up my Snow Cone guys and started working on Halloween costumes. Those pics will come soon.
I made a total of four snow cones. Each have a different glittery colored stand. To make the stands I spray painted them the same color as the glitter. Then I sprayed them with spray glue, poured on the glitter and used a small paint brush to get the glitter into corners. Once the stands were covered I shook off all the loose glitter and then sprayed them with a generous amount of clear coat spray. The clear coat helps keep the glitter from flaking off. I love how they turned out. I used this same technique a few months ago to cover a larger plaque that holds a cuckoo clock for my daughters room. I decided then I'd cover some stands for plush in the future. I thought the glittery stands went well with the snow cones.
The glitter I used is the fine glitter made by Martha Stewart. I believe its only available at Michaels. There must be about 30 different colors to choose from.