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« on: November 01, 2011 08:12:04 AM »

i find myself missing things from the US, and california in particular.  like taco trucks.  thus, this year for halloween, i decided to pay homage to one of my favourite things: sugar skulls


inspired by a vintage look, i bought a few sheets at the salvation army and started working.  i drafted the patterns, dyed, sewed, added ribbon, and embroidered. 


to fashion the embroidery, i spent time researching traditional mexican embroidery flowers and techniques.  i drew on the design with pencil and had a good time playing with my embroidery thread.  it had been a long time.


the roses were also made with fabric from the salvation army.  i ripped strips, cut a scalloped pattern and then burned it, gathered the straight edge, sewed the layers together, and used my handy glue gun to attach each flower to a hair clip.   


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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2011 11:43:36 AM »

Really beautiful! I love the makeup, the embroidery is very pretty and the colour combination is great. Well done!
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2011 01:03:54 AM »

thank you! i dont think the swiss folks really got the reference but i felt foxy Wink
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2011 01:45:44 PM »

Nice Dia de los Muertos face paint! Really completes it
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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2011 07:19:10 PM »


beautifully well done. I hope you have plans to wear elements of the costume as every day wear. They are very pretty.
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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2011 04:07:54 AM »

Love it!!
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