Well, I finished it in time for the Halloween party on Saturday night, with actually an hour to spare to get dressed and ready. I didn’t start it until Friday night (thanks to a Skype date with my attractive Polish manfriend. But I’m not complaing), when I cut out all the pieces and then sewed up the bodice and the bodice lining. Oh, and the skirt seam. Saturday was spent sewing the bodice and lining together, gathering and sewing on the skirt, putting in the zipper, finishing the armholes, and hemming. Oh, and I even had time to squeeze a nap in there!
So, needless to say, I totally love this dress that I’m wearing it again today, but with a shorter black cardigan and my leather boots:
Oh, and I even made an “I love Finn” badge for the party so that people would get that I was Rachel Berry. Well, technically, I googled “I love Finn badge” and luckily one popped up that was perfect. But, I did print it out and pin it to my cardigan!
As for the skirt: Holy Hannah, I’m not used to them being this short!
Granted, in terms of what young females wear today, it’s not remotely short. And it did cover up everything, and I felt better that I was wearing tights under it. But, I squuezed this dress out of less than 2 yards of fabric, and as a result, the skirt had to be a bit shorter than what I normally do. But, it’s growing on me and I’m sorta kinda starting to like it. And it’s totally Rachel Berry, so that helps. 😉
Oh, and before I forget: Happy Halloween! I doubt we’ll get trick-or-treaters here in the university area I live in (except for the 20-somethings who still think they’re entitled to free candy and carry around a pillowcase), so I’m gonna watch Miss Marple tonight. Yep, old ladies that solve murder mysteries in the English countryside is about as scary as I go for Halloween. 😉