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« on: November 04, 2012 02:28:35 PM »


one of my students sings "champignon" all the time.  he doesnt sing a song about mushrooms--just the word champignon (i teach English to native french speakers).  he cracks me up.  ive always been drawn to mushrooms and often get teased about photographing them in our romps in the woods.  so this year, i decided to be a mushroom. 
there's no way i can afford fabric here, so i buy sheets at the salvation army for most of my sewing projects.  i can find really nice quality linen sheets sometimes, which is what this dress is made of.  i cut the pieces and, before sewing them, dyed them with coffee along with some lace i bought.  i wanted the ensemble to be uniform in tone but not in shade so i let the pieces soak for different amounts of time.  i made bloomers, a dress (i used the bodice from simplicity 2648), a tiered half circle skirt, a fishtailed half circle overskirt, a sort of ruffly dickie from an old buttondown and a jabot.  plus my mushroom hat.  i learned a lot about sewing hats.  lots of math.  the mushroom gills were made from a tree skirt used to protect our green friends in the swiss winter.  in fact, that was the inspiring bit of the costume.  i walked into the hardware store, saw the tree skirts, and promptly tried one on my head.  much to the horror of one of the shop employees.  underneath it all, i wore a red and white polka dot tulle petticoat i made last summer for our wedding. 







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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2012 02:40:19 PM »

Great job. The photography is excellent.
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2012 02:15:41 AM »

thanks! since our school's halloween party had over 100 folks attending, there was not a lot of time for photography.  my husband and i had a good time going out to the woods to get some proper pictures Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2012 09:14:17 AM »

I thinlk it is very ell done..I looove mushrooms !!
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2012 11:52:22 AM »

what an original idea.  I think you are the cutest mushroom I have ever seen.
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2012 02:24:50 AM »

why, thank you! my husband also thinks im the cutest mushroom ever Wink

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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2012 02:56:28 AM »

Looking back on this pictures i must say Roll Eyes  ..It is very original, very well done and indeed very good photography too..
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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2012 07:06:04 AM »

Absolutely adorable! C'est magnifique!
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« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2012 05:00:24 AM »

merci bien!  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2012 06:04:01 AM »

This is such a magical looking costume. You did great.
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