Monday, December 31, 2012

The Hobbit!

Sorry this is a bit late. I saved the post in my drafts and forgot about it. This Christmas break has been crazy busy, but luckily that is coming to an end. I have a few posts to share with you all. 

My sister and I joyfully showed up for the midnight showing of The Hobbit. We were thirty minutes early (just so we could park somewhere decent). It was well worth being early though. We made friends and took many fun pictures. Everyone loved our dresses and was impressed we made them.
Check out the fun pictures we took...

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Elven Dress

Here's a funny story for you. I bought my tickets for the Hobbit and got all dressed up last night. Our tickets said "12:00 am thursday". The time changes at midnight so naturally we thought it was last night we got to see the movie. Wrong... It's tonight. We got to the theater and it was almost empty. 
At least we had a dry run for the movie. Dress rehearsal right?

We took some late night pictures to show off our handiwork at least. 
Here's my sister's dress. She made it from Simplicity 9891 (I think). I love the fabric its a beautiful lilac color that turns into a dark purple. Got to love ombre. 

I finally made my dress elven dress. You can't tell in the picture but its a beautiful eggplant taffeta (taffeta is normally on my yuck list). The dress was really easy to make. Well, it took an hour to just hem the thing. Over all it took two days to sew (thats including breaks because of finals). I used Butterick 4827. I added the bell sleeves, and redrafted the neckline. which I LOVE!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Sewing and Finals

I have one more week of school until Winter break. Right now I'm juggling finals and sewing my elven dress. Couldn't the Hobbit come out a little after finals? Oh well I'm managing. I chose Butterick 4827 for my dress. I'm doing a few alterations to make it more appropriate for me. (making the neck line less wide, and adding bell sleeves) More on that later. Though I LOVE the dress so far, and it's been easy to put together. I can't wait to geek it out in my dress when the movie comes out!

Ok I have a paper to write. I'm just letting the world know I'm still alive and plan to reunite with ya'll really soon!