Sunday, July 24, 2011

It's a Murder Mystery, Old Sport

Here's the pictures from the 1920s murder mystery party that our friends were putting on! It was the berries! I did very extensive research for my role as Rose Royce, a journalist for the New York Times. Looked up twenties slang, politics, pop culture, learned the Charleston on YouTube, reread the Great Gatsby...

Some flapper inspiration.

This dress was all my design! I'm so glad that it turned out like it did! The fabric is crepe-back satin.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Harry Potter

First up, my Fleur costume for the Harry Potter premier!

Oh! Look at me I look just like Clemence Poesy! Just kidding, those are my comparison pictures. Below are my costume pics:

The dress is a modified version of Simplicity 2246, and the capelet is kind of like the circle skirt that I made (look at me, I'm so cool I can link within my own blog), except that it is a half circle and a lined it with dark blue. The collar was my own design! The hat is a beret, because, umm, that hat from the movie wasn't going to happen. I got the beret pattern out of a book called "Simple Sewing with a French Twist."

The picture on top is me and my best friend, who sadly, was not as enthused about Harry Potter as I was. Then again, I was very enthused. Five people whom I did not know asked to take a picture with me!

The wand is the last picture. I cut it to exactly "nine and a half inches" just like J.K. Rowling specified! Ummm...probably shouldn't admit that in public...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Fish shorts!

I saw these shorts at J. Crew, and after waiting endlessly for them to go on sale, and then not going on sale, and then not having my size, realized I could just make them. DIDN'T WANT YOUR $59.50 SHORTS ANYWAYS!

Here's mine! I was going to do a little tutorial, but then I realized, nobody else would want to slave over her iron for three repeats of the Fitz and the Tantrums album and handstitch every fish on and then go back to the iron to put those infuriating little gems on.
Boring Old Navy shorts. I think they cost me like $12.50?

Got cool new sunglasses from Anthropologie, too! My quest for cateyes is over!
Happy Fourth of July!