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« on: September 14, 2009 08:18:50 AM »

For about a year and a half I've been eying some glitter Spandex at Joann's, knowing exactly what I would make out of it if I could only find the excuse. Well, this year I went to BURNING MAN. It was insane; it was incredible; it was indescribable! And I was well dressed.

First, here are some shots from the desert:


As it turns out, you don't have to have a great body to prance around in a bodysuit. Stick anything in 2 yards of sparkly spandex and it's fabulous. I got more attention wearing these than when I walked around naked.

The outfits were interpreted in so many ways, as a fish/mermaid suit, as an astronaut, as an alien (especially when I was in the rocket), and a superhero. It was actually pretty cold at night and my silver fringed arm warmers didn't do much, so when I wasn't dancing my tushy off I was snuggled up in a teal robe someone loaned me.


I didn't use a pattern on these but they fit perfectly. I loved being able to change the attitude by the height of the zipper (I did wear it around with the zipper open). Also I whipped up a silver utility belt, which was so useful! I kept food, a camera, toilet paper, a knife, and all sorts of little essentials on hand.

The blue one was second and came out much better. It only took 90 minutes from start to finish (excluding the sequins at the collar). Also on this one I figured out to use the 3-stitch zig zag, which worked so much better than the regular zig zag!

Since I didn't get a lot of shots at Burning Man, yesterday I suited up again and played in the neighbor's tree house.


For next year I am going to have a different color for every night. Also, I'm thinking about putting in a much longer 2-way zipper to go from the neck all the way to the back, so that using the porta-potties isn't such a hassle.


This is going to be great for Mardi Gras!


By the way, I totally wear these around my house and when I visit the neighbors. They've gotten used to it.

You can see this on my website! http://madebyjulianne.com/?p=67
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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2009 10:26:26 AM »

There are so many fabrics I would buy if I had a good excuse to. I love your outfit
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2009 12:00:02 PM »

You look lovely!  How did you make this? Pants blue a basic bodice pattern stitched together?  I am totally thinking of making one for Hallowe'en.
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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2009 09:51:35 PM »

do want. im also interested in what pattern you used- if any
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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2009 10:06:59 PM »

I didn't use any pattern. I just folded the fabric twice (so that there were 4 layers) and laid out a pair of leggings and a T as a ROUGH guide. I wound up taking it in about 2 inches in the back at the waist, because that seam makes my butt look truly fabulous, and put in that long zipper, which I generally wore down. The spandex was surprisingly forgiving to my figure, as well as to any construction flaws. It's insane how easy this was to make!
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