Yesterday, my new partner in costuming crime and I headed to Tokyo's fabric town. It was the first time for me, but she had been there before. This is like Disneyland for people who sew. I was immediately attracted to the ¥100/m wall (that's $1 a yard for my American friends). Fortunately, my pocketbook allowed me to walk out of there with only 4 new fabrics.
I have three dresses and one top planned with these in mind. Total cost ¥1365 (or about $13.87). Unbelievable! I'll be back.
Today, I got started on Halloween costume #2. You can see #1 here.
I'm not telling you what it is just yet but I made the tunic for it today.
I just need to hand sew the facing down and hem it. Wait until you see the whole costume. It's pretty marvelous.
I used Butterick 4237:
Sometimes I've had bad luck with Butterick being too big but this fit just perfectly!
Next, I started a dress:
This is me testing it out. I need to hem the neck and sleeves as well as hem the dress but I ran out of daylight and the pain (from being old) was telling me to give it up for the night.
I used McCall's 6556:
October makes me want to sew. Also, having a sewing buddy in Tokyo makes me want to sew.
I might do one more costume just for fun.