I'm all done with my daughters Frankie costume!
I just love love love how it turned out.
I actually made it twice since the first time around it came out just a bit tooo small for her. So I'll be listing the extra one on my etsy in case someone else might want to dress their infant as Frankie someday.
Originally I was going to go to party city and buy the Frankie Costume, but with the popularity of the series and being too close to halloween I just decided to put it together from scrap. I actually found some pretty nice plaid print at Joanns ON SALE!
So I bought extra. XD Good thing too since I had to make it twice. ^_^
I went through Gwendolyn's closet and thought this pink skirt jumper would work nice to draft my pattern. It did, but with me trying to work in a rush I didn't leave much seam allowance and so it turned out just a tad too small for her.
Second time around I knew I had it right, and got it done in a few hours.
I also used my surger for the first time. My neighbor was so sweet, donated me her old surger. I still need to do alot of learning with it, but the seam finishing I did with it was awesome.
After sewing the top and bottom together I worked on the tie. I didn't really have the right fabrics and I forgot to get some when I picked up the Plaid at Joanns, but I thought this remnant worked well.
Last thing I did was add the belt which is just a half belt sewed at the sides and only to the front.
I used some studs from an old belt, I was going to use the smaller studs, but I got too impatient and the biggerones I only had to add like three. lol
I also have alot of MH skulls from the boxes I saved thought to use one on the tie.
I just love my work on this! *squeek*
And now for the shoes!
She'll outgrow them soon and they've already got a bunch of scuff spots on them so I had no problem painting them. Although I wish I had some sand paper, the paint would of taken better and I might not have to have given it a bajillion coats. lol.
But I am running out of time so I just went for it.
Originally I was going to take the stiched up girls stockings and making a small pair for Gwen, but then I found a pair of white tights in her drawer and I just decided to draw on it myself and I like it better than the store bought ones.
They are really terrible quality.
I'm using a pair myself though, when I dress as the bride since I don't have white stockings and I already bought these crappy ones. XD
Since I repositioned some of the tape before paint instead of replacing it, paint did leak through to the black sides. nOuuuu!
I tried cleaning it up with goobegone
It does look better, but still you can notice some spill overs on the black.
In the end all I can say is that I LOVE IT!
and I"m excited for this weekend!
Here's Frankie with Gwen's shoes.
She approves. =p
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Now all I gota do is figure out my Bride wig!
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