Wow, here’s an old entry I forgot to post!
I finally finished a sewing project. It wasn’t either of the the projects I’ve been talking about forever. But it was my very own Halloween costume, and it turned out great!
I dressed up as my avatar for the RockBand music video game. I figured that had to scare the crap out of someone. I used Simplicity 2657 (View C) with some cotton polka-dot quilting fabric. I really love the pattern. I cut a size 16, but I had to do a pretty large dart in the bodice, and I didn’t put a zipper in because it fit fine over my head without it, which makes me think I might want to try a 14 next time. The lining was just more than I could handle, slippery fabric is still too advanced for me. I also chopped 5 inches off the hem length (I could have gone even shorter, but I think I might be able to wear the dress again at this length).
It seems that either Minni Mouse or Betty Boop were the inspiration for my Rockband Avatar.