It’s no secret that I love Halloween – especially costume making. Even though Easton picked out a store-bought costume (Darth Maul which he’s been wearing around the house for a few weeks), I couldn’t resist sewing one up, too. I’ve had Simplicity 2528 in my stash for two years and finally decided to give it a try.
I spent the better part of the evening cutting all the pieces to this project – trust me, there’s plenty to cut out. My biggest complaint thus far isn’t how many pieces there are, it’s the fact that the interfacing requirements are so off. According to the back of the envelope, I needed 4 1/2 yards of medium weight fusible and 1 5/8 of buckram. After cutting everything out, I used less than a yard of each… fortunately, they’re all materials that I’ll be able to use again in future projects.
I’m sure the question you’re asking is, “How much will this costume cost?”. After all, this design could definitely become an embellishment hog. I am planning on making a few modifications to cut down costs: The pattern calls for 40 eyelets and well over 100 hot fix rhinestones and stars. Both those can get costly, so I intend on using about half the eyelets and purchased a pound bag of assorted size rhinestones and plan on tacking them down myself (of course using coupons on all these items helps as well).
Pattern: Simplicity 2528 (OOP)
Black “Rodeo” cotton from Joann‘s
Multi-color confetti dot from Joann‘s
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