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Topic: Sweeney Todd-a-long ("By The Sea" Bathing Costumes)  (Read 8880 times)
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GirlOutlaw
« on: June 22, 2008 05:59:33 PM »



So I watched the movie Sweeny Todd and fell in love with the bathing costumes in the “By The Sea” Song. And have decided to recreate Mrs. Lovett’s outfit for a local festival coming up in July.

I posted in the clothing help section (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=239111.0) a while back about needing help with this costume and got lots of response so I decided to open this project up for a craft/sew – a – long. I would love to have others to craft this with please post if you are into it!

Originally I was going to make this for myself but now I only have time to make one costume so this will be for my 3year old daughter for the kids costume contest (she won last year and has to defend her title). Last year I did a Saloon / Dance Hall Girl costume for her. This festival is for the 1890-1915 time frames only. Yes I know the movie was set much earlier then that but Bathing costumes didn’t change too much over that time really, and I don’t think anyone will know anyway. I couldn’t find a pattern in my DD’s size so I am going to draft my own.

I went to Joanne’s today and bought fabric and notions so I think as soon as I get the pattern worked out I am ready to start.

Wish me luck and Happy Crafting
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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2008 06:26:47 PM »

good luck! i loved the bathing suits in sweeney todd, and i love the costumes too. i bet she will be able to keep her title again this year, because it should turn out fabulous! have fun sewing it and i cant wait for pictures!
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2008 09:15:56 PM »

I don't know if anyone's suggested this yet, but totally check out http://www.costumersguide.com!
  She has lots of research on movie costumes and it's a really really helpful resource (I've used it several times)!  I know she has a Sweeney Todd section.

Good luck! Can't wait to see the finished product
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2008 06:35:12 AM »

Sweeny Todd is a great movie!!  I loved the costumes (and Johhny Depp!!)...so I am very excited to see what you come up with...Have fun with it!!
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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2008 06:57:49 PM »

I loved the movie and the costumes SOO much...I might have to join in =]
Let's see
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2008 06:55:08 PM »

well tho i don't have any photos right now i can say that i am almost done with the top just have to add the sailor collar. Pants will be started next week after the holiday.
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2008 04:25:02 PM »

Oooh. I am so game for this. Still planning on making these costumes for mine and my hubby's halloween costumes. His should whip up easy peasy so I may do it first.

Okay question.. are you cutting the bodice and bloomers as one piece?

Here is my pattern piece list so far.. not including any interfacing and lining yet.

Brian -

Sleeves  (2) - Stripes
Cuffs (2) - White knit
Front (1) - Stripes
Back (1) - Stripes

Me -
Sleeves (2)
Upper Collar (1)
under Collar (1)
Leg Flounce (2)
Leg Cuff (2)
Bloomer Legs (2)
Striped Tube Top (1)
Front Bodice (2)
Back Bodice (1)
Belt (2)
Waist Flounce (8-10 pieces??)
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GirlOutlaw
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2008 07:18:45 PM »

Okay question.. are you cutting the bodice and bloomers as one piece?

Here is my pattern piece list so far.. not including any interfacing and lining yet.

I studied the pictures the best i could and decided to do a two piece top and bottom (although it looks like there may also be in "under shirt" but i did it as a faux, a dicki (sp?) i think it is called.). I started by making the top as just a regular top and then added the cuffs to the 3/4 sleeve. Then added the blue and white pleats to the bottom of the bodice as in extra piece as the belt will cover the seam anyways. Next i made and added the sailor collar (as a removable piece) with the faux "under shirt" attached. Next I added the red trim to all the edges and made the belt I have yet to buy a buckle. I bought sailor style anchor buttons instead of the round ones in the film though (i just like them better is all)

At this point i tried it on my model and to my horror it was WAY to big, because it is only a costume i think i am going to put a slit opening on the back with just Velcro to do the resize rather then start over or take the whole thing apart. And the belt when applied should help too.

Pants are next and i am making them with a high waist to avoid any gap between the bodice and the bottoms.

And I am not adding any liner to the top or bottoms only because it is for my 3year old and for a summer event and I don't want her dying in the heat. I am using bottom weight fabric (because I think it lays better for this type of outfit) and it thick enough with out a liner.

So glad that your are on board with this project, keeping posting your progress! Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2008 09:39:28 PM »

Hell ya!  Cheesy  I'm in. I will start as soon as I can.
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« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2008 10:23:12 PM »

I really want to do this for my husband and I..
But my sewing machine wont be here until October!!
T_T

(Just moved to Japan in June) We don't know why it is taking so long....>.>
That's what you get when civilians work for the army and don't care to do their job..V.v


Anywho..I want to do this so bad!
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