Post # 1
I love Halloween! LOVE IT! I love dressing up and going out and having a ball, Mr. 99 don’t mind so much either! I am also one hell of a seamstress! The best thing I’ve ever gotten from my do right man, aside from my engagement ring the promise of a lifetime together, was my sewing machine! I make so many things for myself, since at 6 feet tall, I can be a little hard to fit. ANYWAY, we’ve been invited to a Halloween celebration at some very good friends of ours and I was thinking of making a costume, not that color scheme, but the dress with some embellishments to take it to more of a Mina’s Red Dress in Dracula…the party is on the 27th…think I can pull it off?
Post # 3
Wow that is amazing! I say go for it but I see some all-nighters in your future! And when you are done can you come teach me how to use my sewing machine? 😉
Post # 4
You can do anything you set your mind to! (This being said without knowing the true amount of labor involved in a sewing machine piece…. I know, I’m no help)
Post # 5
I think that you can do it! I’m no expert at sewing myself, but I watched my mum do quite a bit of it when I was younger. Do you have a pattern you’re working off of?
Post # 7
What kinds of clothes have you made before? If you’re comfortable with working with a pattern and have made tailored jackets or tops before I think you could do it. If you usually make casual style clothes, this might be a big project to complete in a month. My tips would be make sure you have the correct needles and thread for the fabric you pick, be patient. Working that much fabric through a sewing machine can be awkward at first. When I’ve made bigger pieces, I had trouble with feeding the fabric because at a certain point its just sooo much fabric and so heavy. Also dress fabrics can be harder to work with the some of the lighter weight materials that a lot of everyday clothes are made out of. If you do try it please share some pictures- That is a beautiful dress.
Post # 8
@nikkialys: I’ve made satin lined cloaks, bustle skirts, shrugs, corsets, a lot of different costumes for belly dancing, four yard pantaloons, mermaid skirts…which is one of my favorites…just whatever catches my fancy really.
Post # 9
@nikkialys: I used to work in a theater costume shop, I know grow to tear it down, sew it back up and turn it into something else entirely!
Post # 10
@Nona99: If you can make a corset you can do this!