What you’re looking at is the headpiece for the Zombie Bride costume. While there is no sewing involved, there’s lots of cutting – if you plan on making this and you don’t already have a rottary cutter and mat, now is the time to invest in one.
For this piece, I took a padded white headband (cheap black ones are difficult to find) and used a fabric marker to color it black. Once it dried it tured out more of a dull blackdark grey, but since most of it is covered with fabric, hair, and roses, I didn’t think that it would matter much. Next, I cut 20 strips of tulle in red and black (the pattern only called for 18, but I think that it needed a couple more pieces) and hot glued them to the band then covered all my messy glue marks with small roses that I had painted over a month ago. I figured that I needed to keep the flowers on a smaller scale so it didn’t look obnoxiously large on Taylor’s head. I think that Taylor liked the headband, her comment “Cool, I look so goth!”
Besides working on Taylor’s costume headpiece, I went shopping yesterday. Not the fabric kind (well, I did that too), but the clothing kind. I wound up getting a Cropped Denim Military Jacket from Old Navy and I’m feeling a bit guilty about it. I had planned on making one from Burda’s SpringSummer Easy fashion magazine. I’m not sure that I could do it as inexpensive as $21 (and I had a $10 reward coupon that I used, so the cost was really $11) and the Old Navy one is pretty nicely made. Can you see that I’m talking myself out of the guilt?
Last, but not least, I have two book reviews that I’ll be putting up this week. One is for M’Liss Rae Hawley’s (who has a striking resemblance to Julie Brown) Mariner’s Medallion Quilts. This is a no-math, paper piecing style of quilts that has a variety of embelishment, style, and size options. The other is Fabric Leftovers: Simple, Adaptable Ways to Use Up Scraps. This book literally uses scraps – not necessarly the big chunks either. The projects in this book also use those odd-shaped, tiny pieces too.
So, what did everyone else work on this weekend?