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« on: August 18, 2010 03:32:23 AM »

While I have sewn a few things in the past (a few pillows etc.) this is the first project I have made from scratch no pattern and no rules it came straight from my noggin and I am pretty proud of how it turned out Smiley So here's the story. My younger daughter loves Alice In Wonderland (the book) so when we saw a trailer for the new movie she knew she wanted to have an Unbirthday Tea Party/ movie screening even though the movie was to come out in March and her birthday was in October she waited 6 long months to have her first friends birthday party with her Kindergarten class. And with that I decided to make costumes for her & her older sister. My fave was my eldest daughter's Mad Hatter Costume. I made the skirt by cutting strips from 4 different fabrics then using all kinds of crazy stitches I sewed them together I was very casual about the stitching as I wanted a rough look to it then I used elastic to gather the fabric I had made of the strips I left the edges rough for a crazy look then using a flannel backed snakeskin type fabric I constructed a bustier top using her as my mannequin (poor girl lol) then I constructed a belt using flannel backed rubber like checker fabric I sewed really funky buttons on the side this was primarily to cover the gap between the skirt and the bustier.  For the hat I used a disposable plastic cup as a pattern for the hat itself the base I traced the rim of the same cup and I adore the result it was the perfect size for the steampunk style I was going for I then cut the pattern from sticky backed felt which I then adhered the same rubbery check fabric I used for the belt I used a scrap piece of fabric left from the skirt for the green band I used hotglue to construct the hat and slipped in a peacock feather and a stick pin in the side for added drama.

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- All Fabric,felt,lace & the feather were purchased at Hobby Lobby
- Leggings were purchased at Target
- Jacket was purchased at DKNY
- Gauntlets were purchased at Claires
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2010 06:20:19 AM »

That's very cute. I especially like the hat Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2010 01:24:28 PM »

Very fun!  Good work  Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2010 03:40:58 PM »

I would have been so ecstatic to have a costume like that at her age! Both of them look so cute in their costumes!
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