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!
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!