Moulin Rouge in the early 2000's, but people have been dressing as the Saloon Girl for ages before that on Halloween. I can imagine the allure is surely the fun of wearing a LOT of makeup, feathers in your hair, and of course, the one socially acceptable excuse to lift your skirt over your head over and over again throughout the evening.
Do notice as well that each flower was pressed onto the cloth individually. I don't know how many flowers there are on there, but undoubtedly this would have been a very expensive project just because of that if those flowers weren't a surprise find at the bottom of a box of fabric that I bought from a garage sale. I think I still I have around 250 to 300 of them left!
The first is the clown outfit. I remember on "The Cosby Show," they put Olivia in these strange "clown outfits." Granted, adding her character to the show was a mistake, but why did they dress her so strangely in her early appearances?
So my re-working involved lengths of shirring to make all the fabric gather into the waistline while hopefully not making Leonora look fat. This fabric is majorly thin. If it mere more lightweight, it would be see through, and it still added a lot of bulk. Maybe I gathered too much in, but I still think the look is kind of interesting, even if it is not necessarily my favorite thing I have ever made..
Morticia/Gomez combo, and a Fester/Pugsley one (Wednesday stood alone, as always...), so I thought about a Granny/Cousin It mix-up, and the result is a coat that I know at least one of my fans will no longer be my friend if I don't give it to her.
Alright, I think I tortured the spirit of Natalie long enough by ignoring her and making an extra Blair outfit. I suppose fat girls need love, too.
What an awful thing to say! I know. But you know how much I love fat people, so it's okay for me to go there.
So this overcoat is completely irrational, with it being sleeveless and all. Why would someone wear a heavy wool coat to keep them warm, but have their arms totally exposed?! Because that's fashion, baby, and sometimes it just doesn't have to be practical as long as it looks good.
I very recently acquired a very large amount of fabric from the caretaker of a lady that just passed away. I am so excited to use it all. While I was organizing all the bags and bolts, I came across an unfinished project that I am guessing the lady had started sometime in the mid-to-late 80's, judging from the number printed on the tissue pattern that was pinned to fabric.
I thought, "How beautiful would it be to finish the project that she no longer can, but in my own style?"
First of all, I love the pants, but the rest, I'm not thrilled with. I went through three different tops before deciding to use a simple blouse that I made for a previous outfit to make the pants stand on their own.