Archive for October, 2014

I love making my costumes each Halloween! I have been making them since 2009. I’ve been a pink and blue mad hatter, an army girl, an elf, circus ring master, Harley Quinn, and now a mad hatter… again. Check out my Facebook page to see my pictures!

In my previous post I showed my corset in process. I decided to add ruffles instead of bias tape. The corset turned out pretty good and versatile.

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The Mad Hatter vest is made with New Look pattern #6914. I cut a foundation fabric piece for the front pieces and sewed scrap corduroy fabric to the front.
Here’s what I have so far:

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Can’t wait to finish it!!!

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I love “Whatever Weekends.” Me and my bf just did whatever we wanted on Saturday. No appointments, no obligations. We ended up going to several different thrift stores in our area. Our first stop was a Catholic thrift store where I snagged a halfway made girls dress for 59 cents! It has that vintage print look to it and I plan on making a few sundresses for the American Girl Dolls.

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I also worked on my white corset for halloween. I want something versatile so I can be a mad hatter one day and a zombie the next. Then wear it to a Renaissance Faire some other time. I changed up the pattern a bit by sewing down the two layers around the boning and adding bias tape at the bottom. I also did not add boning to the top so that it would lay on my chest better since I have lost a little mmmph up top

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On Sunday, my folks and I went to Ketchum to watch the Trailing Of the Sheep. We got to see 1500 sheep run through town, eat some awesome grub, and explore the little shops. After things died down in town, we went to a small fabric store in Hailey and picked up this awesome small print houndstooth fabric. I think I will make a suit jacket or two for the American Girl Dolls.

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