I love CRAFTSTER and check out this site whenever I get stumped on work projects. I am the lead seamstress of a huge production company and make anything and everything the clients want for their custom events and parties. It is really fun but some time really stressful. I usually have a ridiciously tight time line- but have never missed a dead line! This time it is a vintage looking Vegas style show girl git up for a grand opening of a casino. So I came to Craftster for some inspiration. Here is the inspiration for my show gal suit:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=248432.0
I meet with my model at the end of the week so I will add live action shots soon.
Enjoy and any feed back welcome-
picture from the first fitting
Okay because my dead line is in five days, I decided to take a pair of undies and a bra from Family Dollar and chop to make a really fast pattern.
cheap dollar undies
Pin down the sides - keep even and smooth.
cut the elastic off the waist band and leg bands. I took a sharpie and 'shaped' the buns how I wanted them.
I then shaped the front how I wanted and traced down the hip seams as close as possible.
Oh yeah, mock ups are the best because you can write yourself little notes!!
Since the undies came in a two pack, I took another pair and put them on upside down and pinned to the other undies.
Traced the outline of the bottom of the bra.
Chop it off
When you lay your panties out and trim around your marks, you now have a pattern for your suit! Lay your pattern out over your lining and cut it all out.
Here's the lining pinned to the mannequin to see how it looks.
Lay your lining out over your next layer. (I have one more layer after this!!)
Then serge your lining and next layer together.
Pinned to the mannequin again to see how it fit.
for the 'holes' on the side, I folded each piece in half and cut out half a circle.
and finally the final layer of fabric- the fun stuff!!
lay your previous serged pieces over your final layer (if you chose to use three layers) and cut out
it's coming along nicely!!
picking out trims are the best! I liked these because they kept with the circle theme.
thought about it long enough to get a photo of it!! it was a little to bridal, I thought...
sometimes the sewing table explodes...oops
*to the tune of 'Stars and Stripes': trim trim trim trim trim trim trim trim trim trim trim trim trim trim ...
fun feather boa
Ok I cleaned.
So along with the suit and boa, I'm going to embellish some satiny soft gloves and make a feather 'tail' and feather head dress.
I will post pics when I get the gloves and headdress when its done- but this is a blue one that I'm going to use as my model with some of my trim from the suit.
different ideas for embellishing
More photos to come! What do you think? Cheers