Monday, October 17, 2011
A Halloween Costume Swap I did through Swap-bot
One of the hobbies I enjoy is Swapping Mail and crafts on a site called Swap-bot. I have a group on there for crafter's who love our dolls and we make and swap outfits and accessories and trade with our partners through the mail.
I organized a swap for a Halloween Costume or outfit swap and thought I would share with you the outfit I made my partner and also the outfit I received. But it has not arrived yet!
I used a pattern I bought from Liberty Jane Pattern called Heritiage Doll Fashions Colorblock and Corsage Dress .
As I have only been sewing for about a year, I did find the dress a bit challenging but will absolutely use it again and again, Christmas is coming after all and practice makes perfect. The pattern was only $3.99 and I bought the material to make my Halloween dress in the clearance section of my fabric store for $5 for 2 meters.
Lots left over to make many more outfits with it for many Halloween's to come.
I also made the hat with out a pattern and traced my side plate from the kitchen to make the brim and cone of the hat, I finished it with black seam binding and loved how it turned out.I used some gold tulle to make a bow and some brown tulle netting to make a ribbon on the brim.
The partner I sent to had a different partner, Carol is a fantastic seamstress and she made her partner this adorable outfit, I love beyond words!
Carol did send me this very outfit and I am so happy to have it!
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