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Happy Halloween 2012!

This year was a pretty low-key Halloween, but good all the same.  After spending Saturday working on the house, we headed out to our friends the Cole’s for a Halloween party.  Sarah always has a great spread and the company is always enjoyable. As much as I’d have loved to wear something more elaborate my … Continue reading

No Delusions of Grandeur Here!

After a pretty successful trip last Friday, I picked up most everything I needed to finish Vala’s ‘Origin’ dress.  I’ve finished the bodice mock-up but am now seconded guessing parts of it as I tinker with it and figure out the best way to put it together. Since we will be closing on our house … Continue reading

‘Origin’ Dress Sleeve – Part 2

This should be a short post, but I wanted to throw up a picture of the actual sleeve and the fabric I had.  You can see what I mean about the serious differences.  The piece I have does have great texture, but it’s just not right to use for this project.  Alas, I shall keep … Continue reading

‘Origin’ Dress: Sleeve Discovery

A couple of posts ago I said I had an old chemise that I thought I may tear apart to use for the ‘Origin’ dress…well, that’s not going to happen now.  I watched a few clips of the episode and got a really good look at the sleeves, and now I can’t bring myself to use the fabric I … Continue reading

Beginning the ‘Origin’ Dress

So if you’ll recall, I had a bit of a rant last night about finding a great piece of fabric but the seller didn’t have enough.  I decided this morning that I would message the seller just on the off chance there was another yard or two hidden somewhere.  It never hurts to ask and … Continue reading

Denied & Still Waiting

You know what one of the biggest bummer’s about costuming is?  Finding a great fabric that’s perfect for a costume and then not being able to get enough of it to complete said costume.  So frustrating to spend so much time looking and then bam….denied!  I may also add that another huge bummer is when … Continue reading