I haven't posted a project in a while, and this is clothing
... which except for aprons, I've never done! I am working on a cigarette girl costume for halloween - so I will show you the hat as well, which is heavily inspired by http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=357281.0
which I still haven't commented on
but I am going to right after this ... It's one of the most amazing things I've EVER seen on craftster, or the internet for that matter. I bookmarked it and just never commented. Maybe I was just speechless? Anyway, two weeks ago, biting off waaaay more than I could chew, I took the pictures to Joann's and bought a bunch of different fabrics and some accroutrements at other stores and I was on my way. This is where I am so far. I have another top started, but I'm not happy with it... so I'll be starting that over. Next I'll be working on the (circle) skirt, the glove-like things, the box that will hold my 72 boxes
of candy cigarettes and other offerings and maybe some little straps to go over my ankles that will look like they're attached to my high heels.
This capelet/bolero/shrug is inspired by this http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/anouschka-capelet?image=1682
and I made the pattern myself - I layed newspaper down onto a button-down shirt I have and sorta traced the pieces and changed it a little
Here's the back:
It has puffy sleeves which I <3!
Thinking about adding another layer to the collar (of another lace that I have) more like the inspiration piece. What do y'all think?
Here's the cigarette girl hat ... can't believe I actually made a hat. Now I'm a Mad Hatter! This is HEAVILY inspired by LaPetiteMenagerie's hat
I did not make the flower pin
I lined it!
Here is a pic of the fabric that I'm using for the skirt. It's a sort of gunmetal silver pleather! It's going to be a bitch to sew.
Any tips would be greatly appreciated!
I was also able to do all this with the help of my lovely assistant, pictured, Michelle2 - my dressform that my dear boyfriend helped me build last week with the help of this tutorial: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=275007.0
I love those tutorial lists! I love craftster!!!
Sorry this was so wordy