A few weeks back I shared a post on Instagram about how to shorten a too-long zipper. This was for my German Renaissance costume (the zipper is hidden and stands in for period-appropriate hooks and eyes). Today I’ll show more than just a few photos… but also the instructions!
getting all dressed up for an 80s vs. 90s party for New Years Eve 2016-17
I had a long weekend for Christmas, but didn’t get much sewing done… but on December 31 I realized that the outfit I was going to wear to a New Years Eve party wasn’t going to work… so off to the sewing machine!
Leopard-print spandex retro-style top
One of the great things about knowing how to sew is being able to make JUST the right item… I bought a retro-style top at a shop in black… but really wanted it in something a bit more fun – and had this leopard-print spandex in my stash. That meant knocking off the top pattern and making my own top!
One of the bars I go to occasionally has dance nights, and one of the themes I’ve seen come up a few times have been 80s nights… Well, I don’t really have a lot of 80s-style clothing, so I wanted to use some of the snakeskin knit that my former teacher gave me to make some leggings.
Camo knit dress (selfie stick)
A few days ago I posted my new snakeskin print knit dress… but it was just a mock-up for the dress I wanted to make – a camouflage dress using knit fabric.
I also downloaded Prisma for my new Samsung phone… and have been having fun with it!
camo dress close up on the lacing (another selfie-stick photo…)
The fabric was from Fabricland, originally $20/meter, but I bought it at 70% off. It’s not a high-quality knit at all… so I wasn’t going to spend much money on it. I bought 3 meters, but with tight piecing used about a meter to make the dress. That means I still have about 2 more meters to make something else with…..maybe a longer dress? Maybe leggings?
I made this for a special event at the end of July…. though these are the only photos I have of it so far – maybe more will come later! Follow me on Instagram where I’ll show off if I do!