Sunday, October 16, 2011

Skant Completion/ Matching Velour Panties

Finally finished the hand-sewing (tacking hems and pleats) on the skant, and made the panties to match since it's so short! (And I frankly was too lazy to start over, even though I had enough fabric to do so...)

Ugly hem at the top, but that part won't show ;-)

Zombie Plushie

Used this nifty plushie tutorial,embellished for zombieness. Plus, craft wire for bendy arms and legs!

Invader Zim/Gir Dress

My little cousin requested this for her Halloween wear:

The request was based on a specific dress she found online, made by Alien-Phant:

The style of the 'inspired by' dress was more suituable to a women's/misses', so I adapted a girls/pre-teen McCall's pattern (M6316). I moved the zipper to the back, added the ruffle and lace to the skirt, made the straps into ties, and the Gir/Doom Song applique, also.

Hope it fits/she likes it...

Sunday, October 9, 2011


So a little late in posting this... but having computer issues...

  • Dress for little cousin
  • Expendable Yeoman (Star Trek TOS) Costume
    • Skant
    • chearleader/tap panties to match skant, since it's ubershort!
    • Tricorder Purse
    • Gore
  • Murder Mystery Costume?
  • Skull Hoodie?
  • 70s Outfit?
  • Macrame belt for tie dye 60s dress
Already started my skant! Woo! (Little shorter than I had anticipated and will definitely need to add facing in order to put in a hem...)

    Sunday, October 2, 2011

    It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year (for costume geeks and fashion freaks...)

    In celebration of it officially being the month that culminates in HALLOWEEN! I dragged out my old bohemoth laptop (my new one is currently brain-dead) in order to share this dress which I am super excited about!

    Dancing skeletons on black for bodice, sleeves and drapes. Black and white stripe contrast (fussy cut and pieced for diagonal/symmetrical effect). Orange calico for sleeve ruffles and contrast band on skirt. Orange ruffled lace and narrow black flat lace (17 yds for $1 at the Dollar Tree, woo!) trim. Sort of based on the '18th century' variation of the Simplicity Costume staple 3723... shortened skirt, added ruffle, band, drapes custom drafted (to accommodate shorter variant of skirt).

    I made this to wear to work, since Halloween is a Monday. However, seeming as our party is probably going to be Sunday night, I should just beg off from work (and not have an excuse to wear this Halloween Lolita-esque dress out in public).