And yet ANOTHER post about my Halloween costume. It’s a lot more interesting than the other projects awaiting me in my work room – like, an entire rack of clothes that need repairs, for instance. That stuff . . . is not fun. This, however, is awesome. I’m having the time of my life, and I’m not really sure why. Maybe I should give up on the bridal gowns and start making reproduction swimwear from the 1890s. There’s a market for that, right?
Unfortunately, even though I was super excited to get to work on this last night, an impromptu dinner out and a couple of Dark and Stormies sort of distracted me. And I was a bit too lazy to do anything but the collar. But the collar looks super cute. And then I messed around with the waistline, because the sash I made with the taffeta was INSANE. I mean, I’m using the cheapest taffeta in the world – this IS just a Halloween costume, after all, let’s not get crazy – and it’s basically the equivalent of wearing copy paper. So, I was experimenting with the same ribbon used in the dress as a belt instead. I’ll either move forward with that or try making that sash in a more flexible fabric. Here it is with the ribbon:
The more I look at that, the more I like it just as it is now. With bloomers? DUDE. This is going to sound insane (trust me, I know this is crazy), but I almost think this would be a costume worth handing down to younger generations (be they our own children or nieces or something). How awesome would it be to wear a Halloween costume your grandma made and wore when she was (sort of) young? I think it’s a cute idea.