Using the various bits and pieces of clothing I've been making, I put together a couple of costumes. (yay!)
(I love costumes
)Costume #1: Patience, the Village Milkmaid
The white blouse below started my sewing craze. I made it for a missions trip this summer because I needed a spanish dancer costume, but couldn't find a peasant blouse. I used Simplicity 5582 for it, and when I realized I needed a costume for camp, made the bodice (?) as well.
The costume is of a character called Patience (from the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta Patience), who happens to be the village milkmaid.Costume #2: Victorian/Lolita Outfit
Inspired by the Gothic Lolita look, I set out to make a skirt. It was my first real experience drafting a pattern and then constructing a piece of clothing from it. I'm thinking of being a lolita-esque doll for Halloween, so this skirt may be a component of it later developing into something different. If I remember correctly, I got the top for $1 at a thrift store. Costume #3: Pirate
A mix and match of the skirt & blouse plus a shirt I recently reconstructed from a hideous striped hoodie, an ill-fitting t-shirt, and paint. (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=58624.0
Comments, ideas, critizism would be appreciated. If you have any idea what to name the lolita/victorian costume, it would make me happy. The name I came up with was "High Society", although I'm not so sure about that one.