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« on: October 28, 2007 04:38:16 PM »

[Also posted on the general board: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=204593.0]

So we took a trip to my in-laws this weekend and my SIL asked me to help her make her Halloween costume for this year. She had envisioned a witch, but more of a wizard-y kind of witch and not the green, icky kind. Here's her drawing:

We started with a dress that she wore to her other brother's wedding this summer:

Then we added a tutu for height of the skirt.
We used the tutorial from Flickr [http://www.flickr.com/photos/ambrosialove/522118984/in/photostream/].
Here's the tutu:

Then we added a skirt made from this lightweight sheer material. Its a flat piece that has two hook/eye closures to hold it up.

Next, we made a cumber bun [sp?] kind of thing to wrap around. The material is more heavyweight, but beautiful. 

And all together:

She's wearing it to school on Tuesday and then again for Wednesday night. Once she wears it, she'll send me pics and I'll add action shots!

This was fun for me because I got to do a lot of firsts:
- First time using interfacing [in the cumber bun].
- First time using velcro [to hold together the cumber bun].
- First time making a tutu.
- First time using most of these fabrics.

- Crochet: Baby Blanket
- Scrapbooking: Ongoing scrapbook
- Body: Creating a baby!!

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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2007 04:54:12 PM »

it looks amazing! very cool idea

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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2007 06:33:22 PM »

Wow, I wish I had a sister-in-law like you!

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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2007 08:15:47 PM »

Thanks Chel02! It was all her idea. Her drawing and she bought the fabrics. She just isn't great at sewing, so I helped her put it together.

And catladysarah, hehe, thanks. I try to be a good SIL to her. Its fun for me, especially because I'm not dressing up this year.

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- Scrapbooking: Ongoing scrapbook
- Body: Creating a baby!!

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