I found myself in JoAnn's Fabrics yesterday. My mission was to pick up some zippers to make a Sew Together Bag.
Then, I started thinking. Hmmm, the family Halloween party is this Saturday, and I am planning to take Eva with me. This is a child who has six princess costumes, and it seemed like a no-brainer that she would be one princess or another. But that is so expected. Shouldn't we try to exercize some modicum of creativity and come up with some other idea?
An hour and half later, and $40 lighter in my wallet, I came home with a pattern, gold lame, black lace trim, and sparkly aqua tulle. Oh, and four zippers for the Sew Together Bag (more on that later).
I haven't done any garment sewing in mumble mumble years, but I was up for the challenge. I made a colossal mess iin my sewing room, but managed to complete the project in five hours or so. And you know what? The sleeves came out perfectly. I may be rusty, but I haven't completely lost my touch.
Gold lame top, aqua cape, tulle skirt, tiara, sceptor, gold shoes---and we have Super Eva.