Thursday, November 1, 2012

Red Queen Costume

I’m not a great sewer which is kinda surprising if you know that  my mother worked as a sewing machine operator for virtually her entire working life. My mom never taught me to use a sewing machine – I think she hated what she did for a job so much that she didn’t want to teach her children that skill. So, having no formal or informal instruction in sewing, I bought a little machine about 10 years ago and have through trial and error managed to teach myself how to sew just a little.

So it was terribly ambitious of me to try to sew a Red Queen from Alice in Wonderland costume for my eldest daughter, but I did it:



I used the  Simpliciy 2325 Misses' Alice in Wonderland Costumes pattern for the dress and purchased a hoop skirt to go under it.  The only Cricut on the dress are the hearts which were red glitter heat transfer vinyl cut from Plantin SchoolBook cartridge.



I also made her a crown using the "crown cut" from Cricut Lite Cupcake Wrappers Cartridge, but she forgot to put it on.  It was simply cut from a transparency sheet that I then ran through my Xyron Creative Station, so that I could cover it with Martha Stewart gold glitter.

Thanks for checking out my post today and hopefully you'll forgive my amateurish sewing.

6 comments:

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Oh Wow! How lovely!!!

Thanks for stopping by with your sweet comment.

Susie

Lilygirl said...

This costume is adorable!!

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.com) said...

I am so sorry I didn't see this sooner. This is AWESOME!!! That costume would be a challenge for even a seasoned seamstress, so I am so impressed that you took it on. It is perfect!! And your daughter looks GREAT!

Love the idea of the cupcake wrap for the crown and how clever to use a transparency and run it through a Xyron!

Michele said...

THis is gorgeous! Love all the glitter!!!

Amy said...

Great job! I have just had the experience of teaching my daughter what little I know about sewing. Whew! But we made a purse which she loves.

barbp said...

OMG! This is awesome! I can't believe you have had no formal sewing instructions! Wow! I could never make something like this ... I have a sewing machine but it hasn't seen the light of day for many many years! LOL!