Friday, October 21, 2011

Halloween Costume 2011 is COMPLETE!!!

2 days ago I finished this year's Halloween costume!!!  I learned to make button holes, pleated more than ever before, did some fabric stamping, added some embellishments, knitted a shawlette, and found some awesome socks.

Let's start from the inside and work our way out...
A slip my aunt gave me for another project will be my base and take the place of the over-the-bust bustier the pattern called for (I will wear one of corsets with the outfit). [I forgot to take off the necklace to add back on at the end, so here you see the giant piece I will be wearing.]

The skirt with all its many yards of pleating on the bottom.

The corset...

The jacket (before the fabric stamping.... still need to photograph that).

The hat, shawlette, sock, shoes.... and Ruby.

A closer view of the hat, shawlette, and necklace.

A close up of the front and buttons.

Here's all that pleating I had to do.

And the shawlette after being blocked. It's called "The Age of Brass and Steam Shawlette".

It will get its first wearing next Thursday, October 27th at Trauma - one of the largest Halloween parties of the year here in Columbus. I will have to figure out how to get a picture of me in it because they don't allow cameras at the event, only the official photographers who don't know an awesome costume when they see one and only photograph the "sexy" costumes (it was really hard not to use the word "whores" there).

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Mini Update

Yes, it's been over a week, but I just haven't had time to write anything. So hopefully next week I will have time to sit down and get caught up. The jacket is 98% done - just have to learn how to do that darn button hole and sew on the buttons and it's done. The skirt is just barely started, I might be able to squeeze in a little work on it before I leave for Indianapolis in a few hours. I bought a mini and a regular sized straw hats so those will eventually get did :) .Still waiting on my mini top hat to arrive (from Hong Kong), hopefully it will arrive by next week so I can get it started and finished. I'm taking my knitting with me this weekend and I hope to gt some good progress done on the shawlette.
This weekend..... I'm going to Indianapolis for the Women's Flat Track Derby Association's North Central Region Playoffs. My team is the #10 seed and we hope to end the weekend in a higher position.