I had previously mentioned I fractured my elbow and it still hurts. While I am in recovery I was fortunate enough to have my friend help me finish it to enjoy a night of mischief on Halloween. I am very happy with the end result..... It's lined with red taffeta a little nod to Disney's Snow White.
My friend wanted me to make her a black swan costume which I was more than happy to oblige.... Again this was pre-fracture so I just got pictures back....I used a New Look pattern for the corset and then I made a black no-sew tutu, followed by a another one made of wire which I added black feathers to imitate the swan....I tried to mimic Natalie Portman's costume and this is what I came up with....

So digging through my junk I found pictures of Costumes of Halloween Past.... and I decided to share them with everyone....lol I hope you enjoy and get inspired....

Disney Esmeralda

Pirate Time~

So after submitting 1 of my 2 midterms I felt inspired to sew. And sew away I did.... I finished the coat which I'm very proud of. The pattern was great to work with and I have a dozen of other ideas I would like to modify this coat too. But other than that I can't wait to see my friend try it on. She chose this specify for her and any time I get to sew or dabble in fashion I'm first in line.

So my best friend Willow decided that this year she wanted a steampunk costume. Which I really love just this idea of Victorian Goth with a bit of sci fy added in what isn't there to love. I've been to a convention and some of these people do very lucrative costumes that would put me to shame....lol but after rummaging through Joanns $1 pattern sale she decided that this pattern would be the best for her.
We liked the color scheme on the one of the right, so after some brainstorming we decided what pieces to keep and which one's to omit....so i just started today and I've finished the shell of the jacket. I figure that would be the hardest thing along side trying to finish my midterm oh woe is me....not enough hours in the day.

So onto costume #2 ..... This time I'm feeling a little piratey, so I opted for this pattern. Again huge savings at Joann's with their $1 pattern sale.....and loaded on their notion walls since again a bargain of 50% off I just couldn't pass up....So with pattern in hand and fabric already bought it's time to get to work. I've divided the different pattern pieces shirt, corset, pants, and jacket into different ziploc bags so I wouldn't lose them and that way if I like it I can keep track of it and now I'm off to work. Wish me luck.
Simplicity 3677 - Day 1 cut up the pattern pieces and get a course of action started. I'm looking forward to starting this adventure, so here I go....I'll keep you posted on pictures and review the pattern.

Yes, I finally finished that costume which means 1 down and a couple more to go....I'm trying to get thru my sewing bucket list and I'm feeling mighty proud. After having some difficulties with this pattern, besides it being too small I decided to change it up. In the words of Tim Gunn, "Make it Work" and that's what I did....I made it work. So I made it comfy as I could although those 3 skirts were killing me and this is the fruits of my labor. If you go on the page there is more pics but here's a snippet
My sister has a bun in the oven, a beautiful boy who will be named Cruz. Since he’s due in September the only proper thing to do is make him a Halloween Costume too….. Yeah Halloween!....So she sent me this cute little picture of a baby in a candy corn costume. I already have some ideas on how to make this, I can’t wait for it him to try it on. I don’t know about the fabric choice, I’m not too keen on using felt as it might be too scratchy for his little skin. Fleece tend to stretch out. That looks like someone used that fuzzy yarn and not fabric. So if I want to find something similar then it's a job for Joann’s fabric selection. It should be inexpensive to make really not a lot fabric to be used.

   So yes it's a bit early to start thinking of Halloween but honestly I'm obssessed with the holiday....Although the lore and myth is what fascinates me more so than dressing like a tramp and trolloping around L.A. I decided to make my niece Camila a costume for her birthday. I've done this the past three years and if it wasn't for me she'd be doomed to a Walmart off the rack costume that would not have been made with the love and patience that my costumes are made with.... So this is day 2.
      So that being said I've finished the bodice and the underskirt. Although that was a huge pain in the ass..... So I'm realizing that this is a lot harder than I thought it be. Sewing three skirt on that little bodice....oh woe is me.... :)
I find it a bit ironic that my older sister has always made fun of me for loving Halloween. Now with her little Belle born Nov. 2, or in our culture Day of the Dead I feel its the world making up for the times she picked on me for it.  
     So after struggling for an idea as to what would compliment my little Belle, I decided on Simplicity 4024, even though yes its Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. I liked the little dress. So I drafted my own drawing with similiar color scheme and this is what I came up with. Hope you enjoy.