So due to excessive amounts of life happening, the blog has been neglected for almost a year. I hope to keep at it more in 2012. All of my favorite sewing blogs are doing retrospectives on what they did in 2011, so it seems like a good way to get back into the swing of things.
It rather hard to reference baking projects after the fact, without any pictures, so let's get right to the sewing stuff. One of my New Year's Resolutions needs to be remembering to take better pictures of my work.
First thing was a new Hazel costume for the Bay Area Renaissance festival in February.
In July, I participated in a Trashion Fashion Show, and created a bathing suit from a beach umbrella, and a hat from placemats.
I also made a formal winter themed gown. The bodice was made out of an air matress, with handmade paper snowflakes glued over it. The skirt is an old tarp, with coffee filter ruffles. The fascinator is paper snowflakes that have been laminated, heated and curled.
I created a Doctor Who pinup costume that was intended for a photoshoot, but when that fell through, it became my first completed costume for Dragoncon 2011.
I did two different "group" costumes, the first being the Seven Deadly Sins, where I played Gluttony.
The second was based on the Monster High dolls, where I took the part of Lagoona.
And finally, post-Dragoncon, I created a new noble gown for a friend in the Lady of the Lakes Renaissance festival. Most of the patterning and sewing was done by me, but Kami pleated the skirt, as only she can make it quite so neat, added the ruffle to the partlet, and sewed on most of the black trim.
I also did not make the dog.
There was also a new costume created for John LeVique Pirate Days, but I have no pictures of it at this time.
I am expecting to do a lot more sewing this year, and hopefully will keep up with blogging about it.