Sunday, October 30, 2011

First look - Halloween 2011...

First look for blog followers!

First of all it's Trillian from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy which is an awesome book and mediocre movie but I love Zoeey Deschanel.  I have some issues with this costume which I would fix if it were going to get massive play which it's not.  (But I do keep all my costumes in case of a costuming emergency.)  I know the shirt is buttoned too high but that's to hide the tattoo.  Maybe I'll undo it and see how it looks tomorrow.  I know I'm not as thin as Zooey D and the costume has been taken in many times because the pattern I bought 100 years ago is too big.  This is before I realized I had to make my clothes a size down from my actual size because every time I made my size in the past I was tenting it.  The crotch is way too long.  Maybe the pattern works best with tall women?  It's an 80s jumpsuit pattern btw.

And of course now that I look they have my size on eBay.  :/

So if anyone knows how to shorten a crotch, let me know.  Never tried that in my life.  I also need to lengthen the cuffs a little but I have a massive headache and am still in a lot of pain.  I might just say forget it tonight.  Anyway, I think it turned out okay.  It could be better if I wanted to devote more time and effort to it and it also could be better if I was a better seamstress.
Funny, today I read on Zooey D's Facebook that she also puts a lot of time and effort into costumes no one can identify.  I guess we're more alike than I thought!

Happy Halloween everyone!


  1. I raelly admire you for actually sewing your own costume!! I could never do that....too lazy and unskilled lol

  2. Every year I put a ton of effort into costumes only 5 people on the planet know haha! Love the costume. Very cute!! Wish I would have felt the Halloween spirit this year.