Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The Before

We are attending a Halloween party on Saturday, and I decided to go uber-cheap with my costume. We stopped at a thrift store this evening and purchased some make-shift costumes, but I’m going to have to tweak mine a bit in order to have it look semi-respectable. Since I’ve taken the task upon myself, I decided I’d post before and after pictures. Yeah, I’ll probably F it up somehow.







Here is a picture of the dress. Or shall we say potato sack? Or shall we say can you believe someone wore this thing?










Here is a picture of the contraption, which, in theory, will help me make that potato sack into something sleek and sexy (with divine intervention, of course). This machine is older than Eric and I combined. Eric wants to know where the gasoline goes, and where the pull cord is. He’s still looking.

The major factor in the inevitable screwing up of my costume is this: I don’t sew. Well, I do a little bit. But I can’t even get the dang bobbin threaded, so I don’t know how it’s going to play out. I may just have to take this thing over to my mom’s, who’s sewing machine is twice as old as mine.

I’ll post the after pictures on Saturday, hopefully! :)

8 comments:

Shiree said...

Well are you going to tell me...or is the final product going to be a surprise?

My guess would be Pokahontis? (sp?)

Shiree

La said...

Ooh, good one, Shirs!!! Sadly, no. It'll be a miracle if I can get it to look the way I envision it in my brain...

Jer said...

I SO can't wait to see how you wrangle that into your proposed costume. I also can't wait to see Eric in the headgear.

Saturday is going to be the best!

Rebecca said...

You're going to be celery. No! Wait! Britney Spears! NO! WAIT! A GRAMMARIAN!

Sister Mary Lisa said...

I assume this is the beginnings of one sexy Cleopatra??? Cool stuff!

Arizona Expositor said...

So does Mom's sewing machine have the foot pedal to make it go?

La said...

**Update**

Bobbin is threaded, machine does not work though. So I'm headed to use the antique at mom's in a little while. And yes, AzEx, it has the foot pedal thingee...I think it's called a treadle.

Lynn said...

Good luck ! Even I would not attack that kind of a task and I know how to sew, but from scratch, with instructions to follow. Were you watching Martha or another how to show that got you going on this thing? May the powers of my mother guide you in your endeavor, she was the seamstress in the family. She made costumes and clothing for us kids. Having a sewing machine that works is very helpful, hope you did not buy that thing and just borrowed it or something. Anxious to see how you work it out. At least a treadle machine doesn't go but about 10 miles an hour compared to the not as old 30 mph machine. Maybe it is a good thing that you haven't told us what it is going to be, NO EXPECTATIONS on our part.

I admire your courage to try.