Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Smile On My Face

I was feeling a little sad today and found these costumes that put a smile on my face. Most days I am bored by the masses uncreativity, especially around Halloween. I feel like anyone can wear a sexy costume or throw together a basic costume. I am always inspired by creative costumes! All of these are hand sewn. Enjoy...

Monday, October 3, 2011

I Speak for the Trees

It's that time of year again, Halloween. This year is going to be great! There are some large trees on my block that might be cut down and so I went to the hearing last week and spoke for the trees! Seeing that I am also an Arborist and manage tree plantings, this year it only makes sense to be Dr. Seuss's The Lorax.

I am going to be doing less sewing this year and more glue gunning. I went to a fabric store to see how much some orange fake fur would be to make the costume and it was super expensive, so I am putting my personal spin on the character. I bought this leotard and I am going to glue gun a crap load of orange pom poms onto it. I think it will look pretty funny and will definitely look Dr. Suessy. For the large mustache I am going to use a bra like a few years ago. I also, went to Scrap over the weekend and found a few fun things and pieces of fake fur to accessorize the costume.

This year Halloween is on Monday, so I will be able to do Halloweeny things Friday, Saturday, Sunday and help out Bert on Monday night on his Scarecade. I am super excited!

Starting Small Making a Bra

Last Sunday I made a bra using a Collete pattern called Nutmeg. The bra I made is more like a bra to wear under semi-see through shirts, so I wanted it to be pretty. I have a few shirts and it is nice to wear something cute underneath. I used two different fabrics: a silky one for the top and a cotton on for the bottom of the bra. I also used elastic around the bottom and the straps are all made out of ribbon and tie in the back. It is a little big and I should have used a little less elastic, but overall I think it turned out well for making it in an afternoon. The pattern also, has little shorts you can make. I might make some to go with it.