Neverland Dept of Correction
I made these outfits for Halloween 2009 for my wife and myself from a 100% cotton from Jo-Ann's Fabrics. The idea is along the line of "Prison Couture". Both outfits have quilted details throughout. For the signs on the back, I used plastic letter stencils, also from Jo-Ann. I cut up the letters and tape them together on a plastic sheet to make a stencil. I sprayed fabric paint with the stencil against white cotton I didn't think the fabric paint would stand up to laundering, and did not want to test to find out, so I safety pinned the sign to the clothes so they can be easily removed for laundering.
Her dress is from McCall 5583. The dress has quilted sleeves and quilted neckline Her accessory is a lined satchel handbag with white cord drawstring. The drawstring runs through white plastic rings.
I made the pattern for my shirt by copying a well-fitting dress shirt, following David Coffin's method (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRLCHj2mDFE). I drafted the pants pattern myself (http://trantanphat.com/tailoring/drafting/).
My shirt has a contrasting white collar ("white collar crime"!), quilted shoulder yoke, and buttoned bottom band. My pants are underlined with white cotton since the black and white striped cotton is not quite bottom-weight. The pants have quilted back patch pockets and quilted panels along thigh fronts. My "accessory" is a matching cap with a quilted band.
Pattern or design used: My own design
Halloween Costume Contest
Did you make your Halloween costume this year? We want to see the crazy
and scary costumes made by our creative community.
Share your handmade costumes in our Halloween Costume gallery by 11:59pm, November 14, 2010, and you could be one of three winners to take home a Threads prize package.
One winner will be selected for each of the following categories:
Best Adult Costume
Best Children's Costume
You could win a prize package including:
- 2010 Threads Archive DVD (152 issues of Threads on a single disc)
- Couture Techniques DVD from Claire Shaeffer.
See official rules for more details.