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2017 Personal Sewing and Costume To-Do List

With 2016 over, I thought I’d talk about what I’m planning on sewing in 2017. This past year was full of life changes, and I believe 2017 will be full of life changes as well. Since of these life changes is weight loss I decided to take a good, hard look at all the costumes and clothes I have in my closet and decided what I should do with them. Most of them I decided to keep, but not use or wear again, but others I decided to remake. I also found some dresses and skirts I loved, but believed I could make out of better fabric or fit better than they did when I made them.

Since I plan on blogging about my progress while making some of my clothes and costumes, I decided to dedicate a post about what I plan on making and blogging about in the coming year. 🙂

The first costume I plan on remaking is the one I keep remaking over and over again: Rose Tyler’s Idiot’s Lantern Dress…

Dress with the cropped jacket over it.
Dress with the cropped jacket over it.

I like to call it “The costume that will never go away”. Let’s face it. I love a pink, sparkly dress in a 1950’s style. And I will never stop remaking it until I can figure out how to make it fit me right. I almost made a dress that fit me perfect, and then I lost weight so that meant I needed to remake it. Again. *sigh*

For this new version of the dress, I’m planning on not making it until I’m done losing weight. Because, although I love this dress, I’m ready to sewing something else with sequins on it. I already have the fabric for the dress purchased, sequins purchased, and I think I figured out how to make the sequin fabric look the way it does in this photo. I still need to experiment with the technique I plan on using, but I have time to practice because I still have more weight to lose.  🙂

In addition to the dress, I plan on making a jacket to go with the dress. I already mentioned on my blog I wanted to make a jacket from scratch based off my screen actuate, alternate colored jacket. I tried to create the pattern from the jacket a few times, but I eventually set it aside for a while earlier this year. Since I’m making a new dress this year, I think it would be a good time to make a jacket as well.

Another costume that will never go away that I want to remake is the Elegant Princess Suit from the video game Fable 3…

princesssuitartbookphoto fable 3

I made this before and then remade the bodice again so it would fit better. Once I was done, it looked like this…


*sigh* I’m still proud of the work I did on that dress, but to be honest there are major problems with this dress. Parts of it fell apart, the gold trim on the front of the bodice undid itself (I’m still trying to figure out what when wrong there) and once I thought I had fixed all the problems with it, more problems surfaced. I complained about this dress and all the problems with it a few years ago on Tumblr, but I never had the time to do something about it. So, what I’m planning on doing is remaking the whole entire costume and fixing all the problems I have with it.

I have other costumes I made but want to remake, but the Fable 3 dress and Idiot’s Lantern dress are the most important to me and will have the most attention for the year.

For “new” costumes, I plan on finishing the Elsa Frozen Fever costume, Anna’s Coronation dress, and a few costumes that were on my to-make list for years. I’m not sure if I’ll get around to making them, but I hope that if I have the ability and time, I can make them. 🙂

As for “normal” clothes, I plan on making myself a few new dresses. I always had a problem with the way dresses, specifically 1950’s style dresses. I love 1950’s style dresses, but the dresses I find in stores almost always have a waist that is too high for me. I always had a problem finding clothes that had a waist that sat where my waist actually is (Even before I gained weight). I’m now so sick of trying to find dresses with a waist too high for me in a store so I’m making my own.

In addition to making a 1950’s style dress, I’m also thinking about making some other dresses, skirts, and shirts that are inspired by different time period. I’m not sure what I want to make and when, but they are on my to-make list for the year.

That’s all for now! Thank you for reading!

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