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.


Susie Craft Happy! said...

Oh Wow! How lovely!!!

Thanks for stopping by with your sweet comment.


Lilygirl said...

This costume is adorable!!

Nadia ( 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!