Every now and then I remember to enter the " give away" competition in the Sunday Age. And once or twice I have even won a prize! 2 weeks ago I entered the comp to win tickets to Comic Con. And on the Tuesday morning I read an email that said I had won - a double weekend pass for 9 & 10 June.
So now I had 10 days to make costumes!
Mine is "Outlander" inspired- of course!
I already had the skirt and underskirt made ( just for fun- fabric from the Indian Fabric store I Glenroy, underskirt made from a cut down $2 op shop dress) and of course my knitted arm warmers ( I figured it would be too warm inside to wear my knitted cowl!).
I found some lovely soft cream polycotton (?) at Spotlight,and sewed up a cream coloured "peasant style" shirt -I think the pattern was the same one my Mum used to make my wedding outfit (a sort of mediaeval styled outfit of shirt, laced vest and skirt).
After making 2 jackets I didn't like, a last minute dash into Spotlight yieled some blue fabric in just the right shade, and I quickly whipped up the jacket on Friday, based on the Mollie Makes zipped jacket and a purchased vest I have had for years.
My lovely shawl/scarf came from the Pascoe Vale Spinners and Weavers exhibition last week, it is just sooo beautifully soft, and I love the grey/ Green stormy sea colours.
The hardest thing to find was the silver buckles for my son's costume, I looked everywhere, and ended up finding a bag full of silver buckles at Vinnies in Coburg on Friday afternoon!
I also found a whole basket of bra making supplies at the op shop, including some navy hook and eye tape- which provided the perfect solution to lacing the front of my jacket, and bra elastic which I sewed to the stomacher panel - it worked a treat to hold it on the right place all day!