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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Decorated Onesies on: July 08, 2011 08:41:51 PM
I LOVE that you did a pigeon!  He's my favorite.  Smiley
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Rejected Embroidery on: December 16, 2010 06:02:17 PM
Oh, I'd love to see a picture of that!!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Franken-dress, or, Mix-N-Match Patterns! Bonus: DH's Costume (pic heavy) on: November 10, 2010 06:51:48 AM
Cheesy

He does go all out...  He didn't do a lot of mumbling out in the open - he was feeling a little self-conscious that no one knew who the character was.  But he'll grumble/mumble a bit for me if I ask since it amuses me so much!  Smiley
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Franken-dress, or, Mix-N-Match Patterns! Bonus: DH's Costume (pic heavy) on: November 08, 2010 06:38:46 PM
Thanks, all!  I enjoyed the process, and I'm psyched about a new outfit!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Possible pattern for Hepcat dress? on: November 07, 2010 05:46:21 PM
You can see the finished product here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=364220.0

Thanks for your help, everyone!
6  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Halloween Ornaments on: November 07, 2010 05:17:18 PM
Very cute!  I love their little whiskers!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Franken-dress, or, Mix-N-Match Patterns! Bonus: DH's Costume (pic heavy) on: November 07, 2010 05:14:53 PM

(Image put on top to prevent awkward "belly shot" preview icon!)

Whilst perusing a certain vintage clothing website, I found a dress I fell in love with.  However, I've got some funky sizing issues and the comments on the dress all mentioned flimsy fabric.  I decided to make my own, and go as a "vintage dame" for Halloween!





I used the top from this pattern:
http://www.simplicity.com/p-5005-misses-dresses.aspx
and the skirt from this one:
http://www.simplicity.com/p-2042-misses-dresses.aspx

The original dress:


I also put my hair up in curlers for the old-school look:

the back (bobby pins unfortunately quite visible):


I followed a tutorial on YouTube from LisaFreemontStreet, who has wonderful vintage hair tutes.  Here's a link to the video I used: http://www.youtube.com/user/LisaFreemontStreet#p/c/055F488FBAA68C38/2/bLes03ICsSA

If I had to do it all over again, I would have made the skirt more simply - maybe just a half-circle instead of all of those godets!  But I do love the dress and how it turned out.  I even cut out a little tulle petticoat from another dress to make it flare a bit.  It was very fun to go out in!

BONUS:

DH has been playing a lot of Plants vs. Zombies lately, and he decided to go as Crazy Dave this year.  He made all of his costume components, but no one at the party knew the character... Sad  I thought it was very well-executed!


He made a sunflower with a sun ready to be harvested, as well as filling about 80 little envelopes with candy and putting the seed labels on them.


He's Craaaazy!


And a reference shot of Crazy Dave in case you're not familiar with the game:


Thanks for looking!  C&C always welcome!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Possible pattern for Hepcat dress? on: October 08, 2010 12:57:45 PM
Please see new question edited into the original post!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Possible pattern for Hepcat dress? on: October 02, 2010 05:49:22 PM
What do you guys think of the top from this:
http://www.simplicity.com/p-5005-misses-dresses.aspx
with the skirt from
http://www.simplicity.com/p-2042-misses-dresses.aspx
(I actually already have this pattern)
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Possible pattern for Hepcat dress? on: September 29, 2010 05:15:24 PM
Thanks for the suggestions!  I'm still noodling, but that helps a bunch!
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