Hello, I'm back! I have not posted since the Tartan Twin dresses in December. After that outfit was completed, I felt very burned out. I felt (and still do a bit) that I had lost my creativity along with my desire to sew. No event in January so I took a needed costuming break.
In March the Costumer's Guild West was doing a Gibson Girl event. I got excited about that. What could be simpler than a skirt and blouse? Cut it out, sewed half of it....did not finish. Did not make the event :(
In April San Diego Costume Guild attended the House of England program in Balboa Park and we did a character parade. I wore by same Beatrix Potter outfit again. I wanted to wear the Gibson Girl outfit, which never got finished. Sigh......
In April I also went to Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend. I wore a purchased dress. Oh! Look at that cute pin up dress! Look at that one! $150???? I can make that for $30! I see that I can make ALL THE DRESSES!!!!
In May was Gaslight Gathering convention, where I produced my 4th fashion show for the Sunday tea. Guess what? I never made myself a new dress for it. I wore the Tartan.
Ok, enough! Time to wake up! Myth Masque Ball is two weeks away! I usually start an elaborate gown months before. ( See Tea with Marie and Dark Marie posts) This year I am going simplified. Streamlined, easy. I will post soon about this outfit as well as my daughter's outfit, as I ease back into sewing again. I do love making skirts, and had the foresight to buy some awesome purple and black fabric the last time I went to LA fabric district. How about a corset and bustle skirt? I won't have to sew a bodice! And....flowers! a floral headdress. Yes, this will work.
I am opening my costuming eyes again, and have plans for a great Comic Con costume! Lets hope I can follow through.