Thursday, September 26, 2013

It came!


I still have not hemmed the costume!  I have been too too busy.  Maybe this weekend? 

Good news!  One of the accessories arrived.

I am still waiting for one of the other accessories to arrive and the final accessory I haven't ordered yet.  It's no problem because I'm just ordering it from Amazon.  It will arrive quickly.

Here's another hint:

Costume completion at 75%.

That's all for now!  I promise to sew soon!

Thursday, September 19, 2013



The Halloween costume is 85% complete.  I need to hem it and finish some last minute touches and then I need to take it to the laundromat because I don't have a dryer and I ironed out some of the seersucker suckers.  Oops!  Hopefully, it will correct itself in the dryer.  That's the rumor anyway. 

So I have nothing to show you but here's a costume hint:

No, I didn't sew that but it's a crucial part of my costume and I just ordered it from Amazon.  I previously ordered another accessory but I think it's a dead giveaway so I'll keep that hush hush.  After, that I have one final accessory to obtain.

In other costuming news, I was ecstatic to find whilst in America I had purchased fabric to make a costume I've wanted to do for a long time.  That might just mean that it can be like old times.  The times when I had two costumes.  I'm seriously contemplating it.

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

One day blouse...

I love things that take a few hours to make.  So my grandmother gave me this fabric like 3 or 4 Christmases ago.  I've been wondering what to do with it.  It was less than two yards and it seems like every pattern I have takes over 2 yards of fabric.

So my mom got this pattern for me and I originally wanted to make the puffed sleeve blouse.  (I mean I still want to make it.  I'll save that for another time.)

But I didn't have enough blue fabric to make it so I decided on the high neck blouse.

It was pretty easy to make.  I only made one button on the neck instead of three and made it a little longer.

What do you think?

I know it's an odd pose but I tried to get as much of the shirt as possible.  I like it with the pencil skirt.  Add a sweater and a necklace and I think it's a pretty classy outfit.

Friday, September 13, 2013

September means...

Hi all!  Long time no sew eh?  I had a bit of a rough patch and didn't feel much like sewing anything.  Plus, I also got heavy into gardening which took a lot of time, effort and energy. 

Needless to say after cleaning out my closet and being surrounded by piles of clothes I thought "Hey I need to f-ing sew something."  I may or may not have said those exact words (out an empty house).

Well, it's September and you know what that means.  It means it's time to start working on that obscure Halloween costume no one will understand.  (Or maybe one person will.)

If you know me at all you know that costuming is kind of a big deal to me and I don't let anyone know anything until the costume debuts.  Over the years, I've acquired many tattoos which means to costume properly (especially when playing a character) they have to be covered.  When I saw this one, I knew I HAD to do it and it (hopefully) wouldn't be a difficult endeavor.  I actually purchased the pattern and fabric last December when I went home for Christmas.  It's been on my mind since then.

Anyway, without further adieu, here's a fabric hint:

That's all you get for now.  I'll check in soon.