Thursday, March 26, 2009

Best of the Rest

Some photos of additional things that I have sewn that are not costumes.
This yellow and blue ensemble was something I made for the Simplicity pattern contest. I did not win, let alone place. Boo. But the husband really likes this outfit, so I guess it was not a complete waste of time.

This is one of my favorites. A local Jo-Ann Fabrics was closing, and I went to ransack what was left with the rest of the crazy people, when I found this amazing fabric- I could not believe this strange find- it was Picasso's Guernica printed on stretch lace! I had to have it, and got it a quite a bargain. I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but my husband suggested a dress. So I made this dress to wear to surprise him on his birthday a few years ago. The dress is fully lined with black cotton. The sewing pattern is from France, and I had been sitting on it for quite some time. The pattern was a little strange to work with because the sizing is completely different, and they do not include seam allowances in their patterns- which turned out to be a good thing for me because the dress would have been enormous had I added in the seam allowance.

I still have a very small amount of this fabric left. Perhaps just enough for a tank overlay or baby-tee type thing. Go Picasso!

Renaissance Costume:
Every geek needs a lovely outfit to go to the Ren Faire in, this was mine for my lovely day in Sterling Forest a few years ago. Later that day I met my family for dinner, and they did not notice anything strange about my outfit, so what does that tell ya?
Anyway, this was a Simplicity pattern that I found so romantic, I had to make it. The skirt I did not make. I've got many broomstick skirts. I enjoy making anything involving corsets, and this one is kind of annoying to put on, but I like the way it looks. I like the choice of fabric a lot, but then I always end up using whatever seam binding I have laying around, but I still think it works. Also, Dritz used to make these wonderful 2-pieces grommets that came in every color of the rainbow, but seemed to stop making them soon after I discovered their existence. Why Dritz? Why?!? So, most of the grommets are blue, but there are a couple of strategically placed purple ones.

Never fear, I am working on about 6 different things at the moment. Some are normal clothes for myself, while others are fun, new excitingly awesome goods for others. Until the next update- Happy Sewing!


  1. OMG Gina! You are so Freekin Cute and those first to were amazing I could see them in the store. the Ren. its kinda funny your fam didnt notice anything different! LOL but its nice work, but not quite my style. you are very talented girl!

  2. um so i forgot to tell you...i really think you should get back to your Gina Intimates line! LOL

  3. The Picasso dress needs to be worn to an art gallery opening! ^_^