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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: colette madeleine mini bloomers on: February 23, 2011 08:19:15 AM
Madeleine Mini-bloomers, by Colette:
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Ruffle T-scarf! Rufflicious! --NOW with puppy and bonus RAINBOW version!!1 on: January 26, 2011 08:39:20 AM
your post inspired me to make one from my old tshirts. love the rainbow, but most of my tshirts are in shades of gray. so mine is the monochrome version!

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: colette madeleine mini bloomers on: January 26, 2011 08:13:22 AM
FallenFairy: the leg holes are actually as wide as you want them. there is a LOT of gathering in the pattern, so you have wiggle room to gather them as little or as much as you like. its pretty versatile.

madmommymia: mine are in a dressier fabric, but they would be VERY comfy in a soft cotton!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / colette madeleine mini bloomers on: January 24, 2011 07:56:45 AM

i haven't sewn from an actual pattern in years. so this was a quick and fun little project to get my 'sewing engines' all revved up and hankerin' for bigger projects.

they came out too low cut for 'regular wear', but they will definitely get some use as a  burlesque costume piece!
5  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Red Vegas Show Girl Style Suit (Pics Thru/out Post) on: January 06, 2011 11:58:34 AM
i know this is an older post, but i just read the whole thing. thank you so much for posting such detailed process shots! i can't believe you made 10. i would've just died. great job!
6  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Burlesque Circus Ringmaster on: January 06, 2011 11:39:21 AM
i was just thinking about making a pair of those bloomers. i LOVE your pirate version! great work.
7  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / pirate burlesque costumes on: January 06, 2011 11:31:08 AM
heya -
These are over a year old now, but since i took influence HEAVILY from so many posts here i thought i really should post my own project. i haven't posted enough do inline pictures yet. so clicky to flickr to see some pictures.

The back story is that we were making costumes for a pirate themed, group burlesque number. We needed two 'gangs' of pirates. 6 girls with very different body types have to be able to dance in them. oh yeah, they must be removable for the hot burlesque action. AND the choreographer really wanted one team to be 'spun out' of their skirts. meaning one person holds on to the skirt, the other one spins away and is suddenly undressed.

For the Spinning Gang would get 3 matching "pirate wench wrap skirts".

(in progress shot)

to do this i bought 4 or 5 thrift store skirts that looked vaguely piratey or like a riffled peasant skirt. i cut each of them into 3 panels. then i sewed them back together, frankenstein style making 3 skirts with 5 matching panels each. Then i took some black&white striped fabric (bought at fabric store) and made a long waistband for the whole thing. each one was long enough to go at least 1.5 times around the wearers waist. we put in snaps so that they could be quickly removed

my 'trusty assistant' and Snap Pounding Queen:

For the Other Gang:
While we were cruising the thrift store for ideas, we noticed they happen to have 3 large matching red bridesmaid dresses. we came up with really glam pirate bustles. for each dress i separated the bust from the rest of the dress. then i cut the skirt open in the front. and gathered it to make the 'back' of the bustle. (more like from hip bone to hip bone for each gal.) we used a flat piece from the bodice to make a very short front. it was sewn on one side and had hidden snaps on the other, so that it could be easily removed while dancing. i made some improvised bustle tucks and used the crinoline from each dress, folded up, to give fullness under the bustle.



sadly, i don't have any good photos of the whole gang in costume or during the performance. the finish products were a big success and it was a really fun project to make.

8  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: "ARGH! Surrender or I'll board yer Dirigible by force!" Steampunk Pirate Cos on: September 16, 2009 08:30:24 AM
heya! i'm making costumes for a pirate themed burlesque show and i joined crafster just so i could tell you that your steampunk pirate totally inspired me. i am making 3 removable red bustle skirts from thrifted bridesmaid dresses, with breetches/bloomers underneath. thanks!!

they are not finished yet. i will take better pics this weekend.
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