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« on: November 10, 2011 08:29:34 AM »



It seems there are a lot of Alice costumes out there this year.  We were no different.  I needed to make a quick Alice costume in an adult size.  I made the skirt and apron and reconstructed a shirt for this one.  The detailed tutorial with some pattern graphics is available on my  blog  Here are the basics.

The skirt is a simple A-line with a draw string.  
I basically cut several trapezoids, stitched them together, added a casing at the top and did some funky horizontal pleats to give it some fullness without needing a petticoat.  I didn't have any elastic, so the drawstring was the hem of t-shirt I had cut up for another purpose.  It actually worked very well as it didn't slip around at all and stayed tied all evening. 

The blouse is a lucky reconstruction.  I found a shirt that matched the fabric I had already purchased.  I cut off the collar and sleeves and refashioned new ones using the new fabric.  I am still amazed at how close the colors worked out. 

The apron was thrown together starting with a piece of muslin that had practice pleats in it...  a lucky and bizarre find at the bottom of the laundry pile the day before!  I added a square bib and some ties, gave it a rolled edge and voila... Alice apron. 

I am working on a tute for the White Rabbit pocket watch and will post of picture of us all dressed up once I can get the scanner working.... We didn't take any pictures and the best on I collected was a print Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2011 07:19:52 AM »

How creative of you to scavenge and find stuff you already had to construct this costume! I love how you thought through each piece...it looks better than a lot of the ones I have seen..it even has a bit of vintage feel to it!

Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2011 07:28:01 AM »

Thanks.  It was fun.  Since I'm not getting the scanner connected, I'll say that the Alice costume was for my husband.  When I asked if he wanted to be the Mad Hatter or the White Rabbit, he said Alice!   
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2011 07:36:16 AM »

oh my--ha ha ha
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