Wind me up!
Phew, it’s been a while! If you guys hadn’t noticed, this blogging thing is pretty difficult for me to stay on top of. Hopefully soon I’ll be able to post somewhat regularly, haha. 🙂
I’ve done a few things between now and my last post.. one of the biggest things being attending the Austin Maker Faire.. and I know I’m going to be a few weeks late, but I’ll eventually post a few of my pictures from there. I also made a duct tape dressform for my little sister and I’ve started a jacket.. which has been sitting in my room half finished for about a week. Oh yeah, I just made these awesome earrings, but you’ll just have to wait for those pictures because this post is really for my… halloween costume!
I decided to be a wind up doll and I really wanted to put moving parts on it.. of course that would be the little key part on the back. All in all, I made a corset-ish type top, a simple circle skirt and an awesome petticoat that I love.. and will definately use again.. but I don’t have any pictures of it because it’s pretty see through. Last year I made a last minute petticoat with tulle and I just took a piece and gathered it so it was kind of like a tutu, but I really hated it.. it was uncomfortable and I didn’t like the way it looked, so this year I decided to put more time and money into one so hopefully I could reuse it time and time again. I used this tutorial by sugardale but I shortened the length to fit the skirt. It was somewhat time consuming, took up a lot of thread, but overall I’m super happy with the result and I know I’ll be saving it to use again and again!
For the skirt I also used a tutorial, but I cannot find the exact one I used right now, but there are pages and pages of circle skirt patterns when I searched google, so if you need one that’s a good resource.
I’m not too happy with how the top came out.. I really wanted it to be a corset, but I just wasn’t confident enough with myself and I just ended up sewing panels together and lacing up the back.. so it was somewhat like a corset. I refused to buy a pattern and tried to make one myself, which I regret doing, but it was too late to go out and buy one by the time I was making the top, so I guess I just lived and learned 🙂
So, I’ve been building up the anticipation to see this costume I’ve been rambling on about, so I present now, the pictures!
And finally, the part I’m most proud of with this costume… the wind-able key!
Testing it out.
Actually on the costume.
So there’s that. I hope you guys enjoyed it, unfortunately I’m the only one who enjoyed this costume haha, for the party I was going to attend didn’t happen, so I spent all night on Halloween playing Little Big Planet. 🙂