Wednesday, October 30, 2013

New Toy And Almost Finished (But Already Worn) Halloween Costume

I was pretty excited when my mother started looking at the newest sewing machines, because I knew she would give me this beauty!  And yesterday I went to my sister Lynne's and used it to make this costume out of some of her stash.  It's safety pinned in the back and doesn't have the ruffles on the sleeves yet, but it worked well for the Pub Quiz. 

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  1. Wow! That's a great costume :)

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  2. Looks amazing!
    I thought from your last post you were back in OK, but no?
    -s

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    1. Hi Simone - John is back in Melbourne and we should be back on the 8th. Let me know when you guys are free

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  3. Wow, a new Janome Memorycraft - lucky you Beryl! Love the costume, beautifully made, but who are you dressed as?

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    1. Since it was for Quiz Night at the Pub, I tried to coordinate with my son, Zach. Since he went as an Italian Plague Doctor (which looks a lot like the Black Spy in the old Mad Magazine cartoon - Spy vs Spy), I was an Italian Plague Victim (1630), except I thought I still had some green face makeup, but didn't. So I was a still healthy looking victim.

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  4. So impressed with those of you who can whip up things on the sewing machine at the drop of a hat! Fancy looking costume!

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    1. Hi Sanda - Thanks! I'd rather make a fancy costume than almost anything else.

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  5. Fabulous costume! I'm envying you your machine, but mine still works fine except I don't like its buttonholes. Am taking a dressmaking class and really enjoying it!

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    1. Hi Shelley - I'll bet your class is fun. I still love my Bernina 850, which is nearly 40 years old, and use it often. Since it's mechanical, I don't have to worry about having my magnetic pin cushions near it, or having the "motherboard" wear-out. And it's in a cheery red case.

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  6. Brilliant costume, well done on making it, I love it!

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    1. Hi Jay - Thanks! It was fun to make too.

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