- Current Project: Easter Genie
- In With the Gold, Out With the Blue
- Window Into Sewing World
- The Golden Girl
- Two Down
- The Finish Line
The original costumes:
I had to take apart a few of the seams so I could use the old costumes as my pattern for the new ones. I also had to make head coverings for both costumes and new belts and ties for the head coverings. It took me a few weeks to complete them, but I'm finally finished!
|This costume replaces the blue one above. It includes an ivory head covering, green head covering tie, and brown belt.|
|For the head covering and ties, I had to press the edges under twice and topstitch to give a nice finished edge.|
|I didn't have brown thread for my serger, so I had to use black on the insides of the brown vest. I hope it doesn't show on stage!|
|This tunic has a rounded neckline with a slit in the back and a hook-and-eye closure.|
|I had to make bias tape to finish the neckline edge.|
|I used my serger whenever possible for the construction of the garment, and I pressed under and topstitched for the hem.|
|This one replaces the lavender costume. It includes two different sizes of head coverings, a green head covering tie, and a tan belt.|
|This tunic has a boat neck. I serged the edges before pressing them inside the garment and stitching them in place.|
|I serged the bottom edge before hemming the tunic.|
|For the ties, I had to press under twice and topstitch the edges. Hours at the ironing board = b-o-r-i-n-g!|
It feels so good to finally erase "Make Passion Play costumes" off my to-do list white board! It's nice to be able to find a way to use my sewing skills to help out at church. I'm just glad this year's assignment was so much easier than last year's!
With the costumes finished, my "free time" has been spent taking care of sick children, telling myself I don't have Strep Throat (turns out I do), gaining weight despite killing myself with P90X, and cleaning my house. I think I'd rather make more costumes!