As some of you may recall from my previous post Halloween... What to be? I was debating what to be and was appalled by the options available to me. It seems everywhere I turned someone was encouraging me to be a sexy pirate or candy bar or some such nonsense. So I worked out a Rosie the Riveter costume. I based my pattern's inspiration on a sewing pattern from the 1940's and I think it came out awesome!
While it is a small portion I am proud of figuring out how to do the Rosie's collar pin. I didn't have a button maker so I used a covered button covered in the same jumpsuit fabric. I then printed the pin image and modge podged it on. Not for nothing but I thought myself particularly clever.
This pattern was the first time I drafted my own pants. Pants are a particularly difficult hurdle to jump, especially for girls like me with a bit of booty. But I made a muslin and fitted them up, and I was jazzed about them.
I ended up removing the pleats and doing them flat. but I think that for my first real go at a self drafted pants pattern solo they went pretty well. Hello nice booty!
I draped the bodice and did up a sleeve really quick. I had confidence they would fit so I went straight into the real fabric.
I topped it all off with a covered belt and I have to say that I was very proud! The belt was a little tricky as the fabric wanted to be shifty but it all worked out.
Last but least I needed the classic red polka dot head scarf. This was simple to make but not necessarily super simple to tie up. It is one of my favorite simple ways to wear my hair.
This was a really fun costume to make and I'm sure it will be worn again by me and my wife. When Deb saw me in my jumpsuit she checked me out and said, "You were definitely born in the wrong century." I have to say I think she's right.