Saturday, October 31, 2009

Nathan's "Team Fortress" Halloween Costume

This costume was made to mimic a video game, "Team Fortress" soldier. I only made the red jacket and the rest of the clothing, helmet, boots and helmet were purchased from a Army surplus store. The big gun was made by Nathan and Tim using PVC pipe, metal shop light shade, tape guns taken apart for handles and site, with all of it spray painted with a mat black paint. The red jacket was made from a twill fabric. I used snaps for the front closures and black buttons for the shoulder tabs.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Black Skirts for Sorority Event

These two skirts were made for a sorority event my twin daughters had. They were supposed to be a modern twist on a 50’s style skirt. I made the skirts by using a Burda pattern #8176. I had to downsize the pattern as it smallest size was a 34 inch hip and my daughters have a almost 32 inch hip. The skirts have a yoke with a side zipper and the fabric is a black cotton polyester blend that has beautiful hand. They received lots of compliments on them at the event, which makes me very happy to know that they enjoyed them and were confident while wearing them.