I finished the maid costume a bit ago. Sadie loves it. I don't think I will have to sew 2 more, the other girls are on to halloween requests, which are changing daily and seem to never invlove costumes we already have. They have asked Pete to dress-up as "guitar-playing Abraham Lincoln" which should be interesting.
For this costume, I had a blast with my Downton Abbey research and used Simplicity 2843 for the dress, the apron pattern I designed. The dress is black cotton with a zip in the back and the apron is white muslin. It was easy to sew and I spent way too long fussing with the lace placement on the apron. I was definitely in my happy place working on this project.
I didn't realize until after I was done how useful this dress is for all kinds of costumes. All black with a bit of lace lends itself to so much—a mourning outfit, Victorian dress-up, an old-fashioned witch. It's such a great basic piece.
Once again, sewing with all black sure makes me realize I need to get some better lighting in my space.
- I am reading Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter right now and am liking it a whole lot. I'm only about 1/4 in.
- I am eating a lot of figs in salads or for breakfast with yogurt. Pete says he likes his figs only in a Newton.
- I am getting ready to go to SF next week to do some video classes for Creativebug! I'm going to try and not swear or say "um. . ." too much.