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Topic: Bacchus/Dionysus TOGA (bedsheet and scrap fabric)  (Read 2311 times)
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« on: October 26, 2011 06:34:10 PM »

My first Craftster project upload! Smiley

Made this costume for my friend (the model). Used a bed-sheet, and spent a few hours experimenting with draping to get the right look. Then, once draped, pinned down folds/wrinkles to set the draping: sewed it so that it always kept the same directional folds. Purple skirting is just a scrap of rayon, again draped and sewn in place. Belt made from a waist band from a pair of horrible thrift store pants, great metallic fabric though.

All in all, took a couple of hours of trial-and-error draping, a hour or so to sew all the folds, embellishments, belt, etc. Cost: about $10 (only b/c she bought the sheet new--with a used household sheet, one could make this for FREE!)

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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2011 07:12:29 PM »

You did such a great job! That draping looks wonderful! I love the metal arm band too, it really finishes the look!

Thanks for sharing Smiley

« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2011 08:27:00 PM »

thank you so much for looking, and commenting! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2011 10:01:49 PM »

She has such an old world look to her... this is perfect!  Like, if a Renaissance artist painted a female Dionysus, it would look like this.

Also, LOVELY job, chica!

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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2011 12:28:49 PM »

Gorgeous! I know people who do greek/toga themes parties and if I wore something like that I'd be the best dressed person there.

I make stuff out of other stuff.
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