Saturday, October 31, 2009

Good Grief

It's that time of year again and since my office has a big Halloween party I figured it was a good excuse to practice my limited apparel sewing skills. After much deliberation I choose to go with the classic style of Lucy Van Pelt.





Using only 3 blue t-shirts and a few stray buttons I managed to make a pretty decent approximation of Lucy's iconic dress. It's a very simple design but since I was working without a pattern it did present a few challenges and the end result is far from perfect. That said, I'd say the quality is as least as good as the costumes you can buy at the local party store. I added a black wig, leggings, bobby socks and mary jane inspired sneakers to complete the look. And, just in case, a Charlie Brown stuffed doll.


Now if you'll excuse me I'm off to the pumpkin patch to wait for the great pumpkin.

4 comments:

Finishing Lines by K.Sperino said...

You are so clever and I'm sure looked great1

nadahati said...

hey ... i am impressed with the costume ... do you still have it? Would you consider selling it? If you are and it is the right size, I am interested ...

lizap said...

Thanks Nadahati! I do still have it but I'm not ready to part with it just yet. However, if you'd like more info on how I created it please feel free to email me directly (my contact info can be found on the upper right hand side of my blog under "view complete profile").

Anonymous said...

I so need a lucy outfit but have limited skills! I've sewn ripped jeans and curtains and such bit that about it.. did you say you made this out of three blue tshirts?!