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« on: October 03, 2008 01:01:24 PM »

So due to my new found love of Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, and the Tossers, i've decided to make an Irish themed costume.  Ive seen step dancer costumes like this, and barmaid costumes like this, and to me, the only difference seems to be ghillies or no ghillies. So I've decided to go for something kinda like this
http://www.malabar.net/rentalgal/St%20Patricks%20Day/Irish%20Barmaid.jpg
(Jessica Simpson style....my skirt would be longer!)
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/thedishrag/images/jessicasim_caulf_7010682_600.jpg
http://www.renstore.com/Articles/Trimming/Trim-13.jpg
ok, getting the idea?
I'm going to alter the Elizabethan corset pattern(from the pattern generator).  The problem is the shirt under the corset!  Is there any free pattern(coz im too poor to but the one on Burda Style) for this?
or could i take like an old guys collared shirt, chop it, and cinch everything up?
     Am i making any sense at all?  Sorry if I'm not.
Also, for the skirt, full circle, half circle, tiered, cute like the Jessica Simpson one?  I'm going for about knee length.

And also, what shoes?
sorry for the lengthy-ness.  Thanks so much, you guys!
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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2008 09:38:09 AM »

Try looking for ren faire or pirate- type ruffle shirts- they don't look too different from the pictures you have and you'll be more likely to find a generic free pattern online for those than for anything specifically irish.

As for the skirt, it depends- do you want something a little more traditional (in which I'd say go for a full or half skirt) or something more cute and sexy (then go for Simpson's skirt). I don't know where you live, but if it's likely to be cold on Halloween, you might also want to factor that in.
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2008 11:25:00 AM »

well, im thinking about a knee length...but style wise IDK.
Im hoping to find some cheap green tights that match the bodice to wear with it and either my black heel boots or my "Catholic school girl shoes"
someone gave me a like to a tute for the shirt, and they had an even better bodice tute!  so its just the skirt and the tights!
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2008 01:37:40 AM »

i'm going to be a pirate this year so my costume is similar to yours, just different colors haha. i used a pattern on reddawn.net to make my shirt. the only changes i made were the sleeves were a LOT shorter (theirs are wrist length) and the chemise was a lot shorter (theirs was mid-calf length, and mine's mid-thigh length). the pattern was pretty easy to follow, i thought. for my costume, i made a circle skirt, and also i bought a petticoat from a halloween store. i really strongly suggest you buy/make a petticoat, it really completes the look! my costume wouldn't look half as good without the petticoat.

chemise pattern: http://reddawn.net/costume/chemise.htm
skirt pattern: http://www.whatthecraft.com/tuts/circ.htm
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2008 12:29:23 PM »

Thanks guys!
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