Thursday, October 15, 2009

Mardi Gras Madness!

So here are some before and after shots of the Mardi Gras costumes I embellished!! I finally finished them...and my "output" has picked up!! It is amazing how much I can accomplish when I am NOT working with sequins! :D

Here is the before shot:
We wanted one of those fuzzy collar, but the Sherpa was too dull so I opted for some sparkly, fluffy yarn and knitted a big rectangle and sewed it on the existing collar. Pretty good effect!

I embroidered the patch and added the sparkly ric rac!

It is supposed to be a cloud with a silver lining, and a lightening bolt coming out! Ms. Priss said it looked like a flower!

The children that these belong too will be the Wright Brothers. So we played around with "flight gear", but probably got the time frame wrong! I don't think they were wearing sequins back then!!
Here is the other outfit before:
And after
I knitted another rectangle to add a collar to the bomber jacket. And also did another name tag. I embellished the inside shirt as well, but didn't take pictures...I don't think....
And here is a shot of the back. I really like how this design came out! It sorta looks like a "sinking sun"!
So all in all...a success! I got it too her on time for all of the Formal Pictures were taken, so that's a plus!! She was happy with the outcome, and I learned ALOT in the process. The most important one....Don' t be afraid of embellishments :)
Well, it is WAY past my bedtime! I am off to bed...until later....


Hootie said...

L- Again I am reading your blog with my mouth gapping open in awe! So cute and detailed! I love the cloud with the silver lining idea - how fun! And the sun in the last photo...very nice!

Hope you get to sleep for a few days dear.


Chelle said...

Girl, you never cease to amaze me! Love them! And I love the collar that you gorgeous!

Allie said...

Girl, I bow to your sequin skills and amazingly talented embellishments! Love the cloud and the sun, you are AWESOME. I think my jaw has permanently dropped!

Eva said...

I don;t envy you all of that sequin sewing.

Good job, yours are lucky kids

Stephanie and Carlos said...

OMG sparkly rick rack... I need to get my hands on some jumbo rick rack this week!! That is a great transformation girl!!

xo Steph

Beatrix from Kindershop said...

WOW! What an amazing job. Love your sequin details. Especially, the sun.

Amy said...

I like the sun in the last photo! You did this with a glue gun? How many times did you burn your fingers???

Kimara@weefolkart said...

Impressed... yes. But I'm chuckling! Michelle's kids just finished a unit on the Wright Brothers... I don't remember ANYTHING about sequins ;) Loved the outfits. Hope the recipients had tons of fun in them!