When Looking at Patterns- Butterick

If you like to keep an eye on your local craft store’s sales, then you will notice from time to time that they like to put patterns on sale for a dollar or less. I used to pass these sales up, because I didn’t need patterns just then, but I quickly realized that when I did need patterns, it costed me a lot more for than if I had picked up 10 patterns at the sale. So, we started going through each pattern book when there was a sale, carefully making a list of patterns that would be useful in the future. We already knew what costumes we would like to make eventually, but it’s also important to pick up patterns that could be easily modified to fit a variety of costumes!

Since Joann’s is having a sale on Butterick patterns from the 22-24, we thought we’d make a list of costume patterns that we think would be useful! If you click on the links that are on the numbers of the patterns, it should take you to the page for it online.

B5935

B5935

B5935 is a corset pattern that looks like it can be modified in many ways, not only by what the pattern gives you but also by changing the shape of the neckline, taking away the straps, etc. This would be good for any costume that requires a corset! Continue reading

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How to: make American McGee’s Alice 2 Dress

In celebration of American McGee’s Alice 2: Madness Returns coming out today (June 14th!), I decided to see if I could make Alice’s classic dress and apron, and learn to sew in the process. Yes, that’s right, I’ve never sewn an entire costume from start to finish. Most of the fully sewn costumes that I’ve done, I’ve had help from Mario or his mother. So, I decided that I’m going to learn to sew so that I don’t have to ask for help in that department anymore, and I did some research and bought my materials.

(Make sure to check out part two, here!)

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