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1  Re: gizmo! in Costumes: Completed Projects by cornie on: November 12, 2019 02:59:25 AM
hurray! the sun came out!

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2  gizmo! in Costumes: Completed Projects by cornie on: November 09, 2019 12:37:22 PM
baby boy was gizmo this year! i was waldo/wally/charlie

its been raining nonstop so i dont have any outside photos booooo!
i took pictures at the party in the school gym

i used simplicity 2506 and did color blocking to make the fur pattern like gizmos. ears are made with a few layers of sturdy quilted felt.
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3  baby elvis in CHALLENGE 125 ENTRIES by cornie on: November 04, 2018 02:04:22 AM

Baby Boy's hair is totally doing its thing. I built his costume around the hair -- it seemed like the perfect costume for him. my inspiration was elvis's blue rainfall jumpsuit.

I took a small jumpsuit and drafted and added a collar:

the belt is just a piece of elastic which I enclosed in a tube of knit--i added snaps in the back so he could wear it comfortably and we could take it off quickly. I fused on some shiny fabric and then made the buckle using stiff interfacing and white knit. I experimented with felt first, but i was not keen on it so i went with the knit instead.
Then I added the bling:
I used shiny puffy paint.
then i made the bell bottoms

i added a cape and sewed it to the arms

because he is drooooooling like craaaaaaazy, i made a long neckerchief and tucked it into the suit so it would look like the scarf elvis would sometimes wear.

and of course, there's his microphone Cheesy
I knit it with cotton so it was washable and could be chewed on. He did not disappoint. I used a pacifier clip to attach it to his outfit.
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4  That Lady in Halloween Costumes by cornie on: November 05, 2017 07:29:26 AM
My husband and I spent time in the US last summer -- it was my first time to the east coast! -- and I fell in love with NY. I am from California, but I live in Switzerland and teach at an international school. While I left the US over a decade ago, it is still Home to me. My heart never left.

When I walked into our school's Halloween party, some of the kids recognized me as an important figure, but didn't know what to call me. They shouted out, "Hey! You're dressed as That Lady!"

That Lady indeed.
I had a tremendously difficult time finding face paint, but i found some in germany and then mixed the colours. it wasn't a perfect match, but it did the trick. i forgot to put my gloves back on when my husband took photos of me post-party
that lady by cornie, on Flickr
she persisted by cornie, on Flickr

i sewed a basic tunic and semicircle toga from sheets and dyed them, along with some white cotton gloves, with a combination of blue and green to get the colour i wanted.
Here I am with some of my colleagues (and my gloves!):
halloweenparty by cornie, on Flickr

I made the torch with a candlestick that i sawed off and reassembled to get the right shape. I added a fimo holder at the top for a LED candle
torch candle by cornie, on Flickr

the flame is cheesecloth. i used the same technique as making cheesecloth ghosts--soaked the cheesecloth in starch and then draped it on some random objects to get the right shape. it fits over the candlestick and can be removed to replace the candle when the battery is toast.
cheesecloth flame by cornie, on Flickr

i love how it turned out
torch full by cornie, on Flickr

the plaque reads "Nevertheless she persisted" instead of July 4 1776. it's made out of foam covered with paper mache and cardboard letters stacked for dimension.
nevertheless by cornie, on Flickr

my crown is also cardboard. I used a template i found online and cut it with my silhouette. then I used paper mache to attach a band.
crown by cornie, on Flickr
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5  We're clearly soldiers in petticoats, Dauntless crusaders for women's votes! in Halloween Costumes by cornie on: November 04, 2014 05:42:01 AM
"Our daughters' daughters will adore us, and they'll sing in grateful chorus, well done, Sister Suffragette!"

i decided i wanted a good old fashioned historically awesome and feminist costume. every year, i give myself a new challenge.  this year, it was a historically accurate blouse, complete with lace inserts.  i used this pattern for the blouse.  (did you know that in the early 1900's, the arm seam and side seam didn't match up! crazy!)  in it's former life, the blouse was a duvet cover.  finding affordable fabric in switzerland is hard; not a 40% off coupon is in sight. 
some of the detail:


the skirt is a trumpet skirt. me and math were friends. yay, math! i cant remember how many gores i wound up with. 

my hat was pilfered from my mother-in-law because of its shape.  i had wanted to dye it, to match the blue of the skirt, but time was an issue.  i used remaining ribbon from my sash and feathers from my wedding ensemble. 

my sash was made from sewing ribbons together.

and then, as luck would have it, the 8th graders at school have been studying the suffragettes.  my friend the history teacher (I'm the English teacher) invited me in and we did a Q and A.  good fun!

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6  je suis un champignon magique in Halloween Costumes by cornie 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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7  i am not your seorita in Halloween Costumes by cornie 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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8  bamboo bedroom in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by cornie on: May 29, 2011 07:53:34 AM
my boyfriend and i met in china, so i felt it was appropriate for our bedroom to wink at the middle country.  thus i decided to put some bamboo on our walls.  we cant paint, so i needed to do something that can be easily removed.  lo, contact paper is my friend!

it's a work in progress--got more to do in there, obviously, but it's a start.
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9  penelope peacock! my knit superhero costume in Knitting: Completed Projects by cornie on: April 17, 2011 09:41:13 AM
i went to a comix festival in luzern and could not resist making a costume for myself even though my boyfriend assured me over and over and over that no one in switzerland does that.  well, im not swiss. and he proudly held my hand as i got shocking and/or stern look after shocking/stern look.  

106_9345 by cornie, on Flickr

i made the cape using the Easy Lacey Capelet on ravelry as a basic guide.  the face mask was born after i made my friend a hat for her cat using Sara Thomas's design and saw pure gold.  i improvised the hand mitts

106_9350 by cornie, on Flickr

random tourists photographed me, and i got raised eyebrows and a hubba hubba from some geek inside the show.  i generally enjoyed myself. screw those disapproving stares!

106_9329 by cornie, on Flickr
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10  bath pillow in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by cornie on: February 21, 2011 07:33:08 AM
i recently moved into a glorious flat with an even more glorious bathtub.  i'd been sans bathtub for quite some time... 

i decided to make a bath pillow for my partner and i.  he takes long baths, reading and such, and i thought i should make us a present.  i decided to use some bathy ingredients--towels--and some waterproof heroes--fused plastic and duck tape. 

i fused a garbage bag and stuffed it with a folded towel, sewing the whole darn thing closed. 

i took another towel and, after folding it in thirds, sewed it like an envelope pillow cover. 

i cut off the edges of the fused plastic pillow insert and tucked it in to make sure it fit how i liked

next was putting a duck tape edging around the seams. i cut the tape corners to make sure the edging was tip top

flipping the cover flap is a little tight, but i designed it that way for more towel layers o' softness

aaaaaaand, voila!

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