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« on: January 09, 2012 01:31:30 PM »

Just realized I still hadn't posted this...lol. My family and friends went to the renfair Halloween weekend. I have a huge assortment of renfair gear that I've made for myself and my friends, but THIS year I was seven months pregnant when we went and so of course none of it fit me. Luckily my wonderful husband spoiled me and let me go crazy during the Halloween fabric sale at Joann's and I got stuff to make an entirely new pregnancy-friendly outfit!

I decided to be a fairy because it seemed like the least restrictive/easy to grow with look, and I picked red because I look great in red! Plus I already had the crown and wanted it to have an outfit that matched the crown.

Me and my husband

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Me and my brother...and an owl!

The white under dress has long sleeves and I sewed channels up the top so I could adjust for the unpredictable Texas weather. In these pics they are "up." The neck also has a channel so I can gather it and wear it low on my shoulders for a wench look if I want. I wanted this to be a very versatile white ren-fair under dress, not just for maternity! I had a small problem that I did beautiful french seams throughout and then realized I needed underarm gussets...gah! But I worked it out.

The bodice thing was made using an old bodice I had as a pattern--just a bigger size to accommodate my new motherly bosom. I'm not totally happy with how it came out, but I am proud that it is completely lined, and neatly!

The skirt is a bunch of organza petals sewn into a waistband that ties in a bow in the back (to accommodate changing belly size) and probably my favorite part of the outfit! I love the way they swoosh and move when I walk or spin.

The wings I made using Aislynn's (craftster member) tutorial at her website: http://www.freewebs.com/faeriemuse/ It was easy and they turned out so pretty!

Anyway, my baby is due in ten days and I have lots of baby stuff still to sew, of course! Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2012 01:38:50 PM »

How cute!  (you, though the owl is cute too   Wink )

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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2012 08:45:50 AM »

 Cheesy Oh you look so cute. Great hubby to spoil you for fair.  Wink

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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2012 03:54:18 PM »

great outfit!
I esp like the idea of an adjustable top, how handy.

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