Monday, October 29, 2012

Double, Double Toil and Trouble, Fire Burn, and Caldron Bubble...


Halloween is near

Last weekend, me and my girls (and their friends) took our annual trip to the Circleville Pumpkin Show. We always have a good time (see picture above); I even made it home with a new piece of art glass from Jack Pine Studio (see picture below).

On the sewing front, I have Maria's Gatsby dress cut out and ready to be sewn, and I had just enough crepe to make it - in other words, there isn't any spare fabric left for oopsies - no pressure. (Did I mention the crepe is 39"? Yah, laying out a pattern efficiently on narrower material, it's amazing the difference 5" will make, especially on my patience - lol!). 

And guess what I did? I finally made myself a fun little witch-y costume! I have wanted to make one for Halloween forever and I broke down this week and made it! I had all the material (stuff I accumulated over the years and held on to) so I didn't spend a dime (I love these sorts of sewing projects). The bodice is constructed of a heavy twill lining (boned lightly at the seams) and black taffeta. The skirt and sleeves have a layered construction made from burnt orange bridal satin, black netting, and black organza:

I'm ready for All Hallows Eve - just need to pull my broom out of the closet - ;) Blessings and happy sewing!