It was a big weekend of fun with costumes! Well, Saturday anyway. I took Sunday to do just about nothing.
Saturday morning, my incredible roommate S. M. Carriere had organized a video shoot for the YouTube adaptation of her Your Very Own Adventure Project! Which meant going out and lying in the woods for an hour or so in cloaks, wool, vaguely medieval/fantasy forest dweller costumes and fake blood. Oh how I love fake blood. There are a billion recipes out there, but my adaptation that works best for everything I do is straight corn syrup mixed with red food colouring and cocoa powder/chocolate syrup. It darkens and congeals and sticks and oozes just beautifully.
When we got home, I got down to work on my sister's prom dress. The prom isn't until June but with all the projects I have coming up I want to get it done sooner rather than later! It's tea length, strapless royal blue/indigo satin with tulle under, with an overlay of peach lace with cap sleeves. I got it all assembled, including the zipper (which I HATE because sewing zippers SUCKS) and then she came over to try it on.
And it fit really well! I was so happy! It needs to be taken in at the shoulders and minor tucks here and there, but it'll work out just beautifully I think. I need to be working on that now but I'm procrastinating instead. That's my real talent.