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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Snow White in Mario-land on: November 01, 2009 04:47:08 PM
I sewed my own labcoat last year, for my Dr. Horrible costume so I thought how hard can a Snow White costume be?

(The full effect)

I made the skirt with that wonderful circle skirt tutorial (http://www.whatthecraft.com/tuts/circ.htm) but decided to make a stiff waistband with a zipper and hook & eye closures. I used a bedsheet from the Salvation Army, but wore a slip underneath since it was see-through.

(Very Wrinkly after a night in the rain)

I sewed strips of red ribbon to the sleeves of a puffy white shirt. I also took in the sides since I didn't want it to look lumpy under the tank top bodice.

I added a strip of the sheet to the front of my tank top and used white felt to make a collar.

(You can see the stitches now, but they were hidden when I wore it. The collar could go  up, flat, or folded)
I used more red ribbon for the headband. I especially like the bow.

(Snow White in Mario-land at the office party)
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Doctor Horrible's Sew Along Blog on: November 02, 2008 04:27:59 PM
I love Joss Whedon. I love Halloween. So I decided to combine the two, and despite a complete lack of sewing experience - buttonholer? What? - I chose to make a wicked cool labcoat and some custom goggles for Halloween.
The whole look (there are slits down the side, not visible):

The pocket, done in permanent marker:

The goggles - primer, spray paint, prescription bottle caps and gatorade lids:

Nefarious schemes:
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Buttonhole on: November 02, 2008 04:27:51 PM
Anyone have advice on how to make a neater buttonhole? When I used the thread ripper to open it up, it also cut the surrounding thread.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Buckskin on: January 22, 2005 05:48:06 PM
I have 2 yards of cured buckskin.  I was wondering what to do with it, other than make moccasins.  I would make leggings, but there is an awkwardly situated bullet hole in the middle of the fabric.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Handkerchiefs on: May 17, 2004 03:03:14 PM
Does anyone know what I could do with old handkerchiefs?  Most are too small to use as headkerchiefs, but are pretty nonetheless.
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