Saturday, January 26, 2008

The Jungle Jewel Costume

Yes!!! I'm patting myself on the back... not because of my design/costuming skills... no...

but my ability to make one so quickly!!! On the left,,, this is what my costume looked like yesterday morning, a folded pile... by evening it was fierce and ready to dance!!! I think this is one of my favorite costumes now... the color is striking!!! I have figured out how to sew beaded fringe on with my machine... and how to machine sew most of my fabric on the bra after I drape it... extreme time savers! Sewing by hand takes hours!!!

I have a book somewhere on doing actual beadwork with your machine... wouldn't that be something!! The fabrics I have used to make costumes lately haven't needed bead work though... their flashy enough on their own!

Ofcourse making them like the latest Egyptian styles are SO much easier than the styles of the mid-90's to early 2000's.

The skirt is actually a BWOF pattern!!! Its a done up tie/sarong skirt. I want to make one is casual fabric to... its a great skirt!

Last night was good... a little slow at the end but really good the first couple of hours I was there.


Anonymous said...

Oh you make me so jealous!!! Quit making all those for yourself and make me one, darn it!!!!

Seriously, where's mine?? :-)


Mary E said...

That green looks fabulous with your blonde hair! I love the twist on the top, too.