Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Working on Halloween costumes....... I better finish in time!!

So, last night my daughter and I were trying to decide what we wanted to be for Halloween.  At first she wanted to be an anime character, then she wanted to wear a Japanese school uniform (like the ones you see in anime and manga).  Now she has decided to be a lolita.  After showing her some pictures of dresses online, she has decided that's what she wants to be.  She wanted a pink and black dress, but I'm trying to stick with what I have and not buy anymore fabric.  I have this blue cupcake fabric and she decided that's what she wants her dress to be.  And she wants me to wear pink cupcakes.  I'm going to work on her's first, and if I have time, I'll make me one, but if not, I have a costume I made from a couple years ago that's I'll wear.  But I would still like to make one for me too. 
The thing that's going to be really difficult, is I've never really done a dress from scratch before.  Sure I've taken parts of patterns and made a dress that way, but I've never actually drafted a pattern.  I have an idea of what I want, and I've drawn it up, so I've got the first steps out of the way.  So now all I have to do, is cut out some peices.  I may have to go and get some fabric anyway, because I need some kind of white or cream colored fabric to go with it.  If I just did it all the cupcake fabric, I think it would be way to overwhelming!
I spent a lot of time on the internet last night looking at various dresses and tutorials, so I think I have a rough idea of what I need to do.  I will definitely be posting some in progress shots.  I can't wait to make these dresses!  Now, my question is, should I make the both exactly the same, or make the m different??  I'm not sure, but so far, I'm leaning towards the same.

Well, wish me luck, I'm off to start drafting my patterns!

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