Monday, October 31, 2011


Happy Halloween!

Another handmade costume by request...Rapunzel from Tangled. Even though Rapunzel is probably one of the most popular costumes for little girls this year, I asked Sasha about a month ago, "Would you rather I make your costume or should we buy it?" How could I possibly resist her reply that she wanted it handmade by me?

I promptly found Simplicity pattern 2065 and, with a friend's advice on how to make some changes, purchased all sorts of satin and sparkles, laces and trims. The dress sewing went smoothly, though slow-going, especially because I used fusible interfacing on the entire bodice and the skirt seams to try to reduce fraying. I even learned how to use the blind hem feature on my sewing machine, thanks to this tutorial on CraftStylish. Instead of the big overskirt and lining, I did a pink satin inset right on top of the sparkly purple satin skirt. I also opted to do little ribbon loops instead of eyelets for the lace-up bodice. I left off the long organza sleeves, figuring puffy striped satin was plenty. And I skipped the entire lining, why would I want to sew this whole dress twice?

The yarn hair crown went well, though the pattern instructions were comically off on the measurements. Kadiddlehopper's blog helped me realize it wasn't just me and provided better measurements. I think the hair ties the whole costume together so nicely.
All in all, Sasha and I are both so pleased!


Natalie said...

It looks amazing! I still have not seen this movie, but I do recognize Rapunzel. Happy Halloween.

J said...

Holly cow, that is WAY better than store bought! Lucky girl! Beautiful work Sara!

Shel/Nate/Anipals said...

Awesome work- the details are fabulous! And I love the hair!!

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