Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Sorry, just had to get that off my chest…

Every year in tampa there is a huge pirate festival and then there is another in Saint Augustine.  I really want to make a pirate outfit to wear to them, and I want it to be flattering.  Any idea how hard it is to find flattering pirate costume that doesn’t make you look like a Halloween Twamp ( a twamp is all the tween girls in trampy outfits).  Pirates of the Carribean did a great job in fitting the costumes to be semi accurate and still made the girls hot.

My scanner is broke at the moment, but I found a pattern for a fitted vest that I think I can put some supporting bones into and extend the bottom to mid thigh, then I found a commercial Simplicity pattern that will “almost” work for the jacket with a few modifications.

So, last night I drafted my changes, and cut out the vest from a pretty brocade that has lots of browns and greens and the jacket is a heavy suede feeling deep moss green.

I will post pics later of them finished, hopefully I can get them done by the end of the weekend depending on how much stitching I get done on my new RR piece.

OK done rambling for the time being...