Monday, October 27, 2008

Help me Obi Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope

I was having a hard time deciding what to wear for Halloween. I even went through a list of things I've done in years past, thinking I'll just repeat one. I was thinking either a green M&M again or Beth Chapman again or Dana Scully again. And then I found this pattern (for 25 cents) and decided it would be perfect for a Princess Leia dress. :D

The only problem is that it is a size 10 from the early 1970's, which is more like a 6/8 now. I have never been a size 6/8, I went from childrens sizes to a womens 12. So, uh, I need to alter the pattern before this dress can work for me.

I broke out my sewing kit. :D There is not an emoticon big enough for the cheesy grin on my face while I opened the plastic for the very first time. Taking out my very own pincushion, opening the pack of pins, placing said pins into said pincushion. Opening my very own one-of-these-thingys. Playing with each little tape measure of my very own. Playing Susie Homemaker with Captain Conundrum.

I have so many childhood memories of these scissors. This is the first time I've opened my very own pair, which was a gift from my mom.

Finally pinned. Ready to make the alterations before cutting it out.

Yay, one sleeve finished.

Trying on the sleeves:

The hood. Its really ridiculous looking, but not horrible when pushed back.

Who knew a pincushion could make me so proud?

With both sleeves and the hood:

I'm not finished yet, obviously. I ran out of fabric, haha. I have enough to make a floor-length dress in back and a miniskirt in front. Oops.

I'm totally ready to apply for Project Runway.


Anonymous said...

just have to say, I love your hair!

lisapants said...

Wow, how ambitious! I hope it all works out for you and you have a great Halloween.

Jerry said...

I'm proud of you Susannah. Send me a photo of you in your final costume for the family album, okay?