And the award for most ingenious use of shoulder pads goes to…

I’ve mentioned my friend Mindy here before; she’s the one that made the super-fantastic-star costume for last year’s Christmas party. Well, she’s been at it again – making awesome fancy dress costumes that is.

Last weekend we were invited to a Birthday party with the theme “80’s Cartoon Characters” so Mindy decided to go as Jessica Rabbit. She bought some red sequined fabric and got creating… she used a corset/bustier she owned as a ‘base’ for the dress but wanted to increase coverage in the breast area, so got creative… and used shoulder pads for a nice supportive addition to the top edge of the dress (which also succeeded in making the costume even more Jessica Rabbit volumptious). Very ingenious!

Mindy spent most of last Saturday afternoon using my sewing machine while I worked on the stats for my thesis – sadly that’s what my sewing life has come to, living vicariously through others.

My costume (deliberately) didn’t require any sewing – only a little bit of cutting and sticking to fashion some ears. However, I wanted to show you as I LOVE the dress – Mindy lent it to me, and before returning it I sketched out the design and made some measurements so that I can replicate it, as it was super comfy, it even had in seam pockets in the skirt!

1 Comment

  1. Andi

    You look cute as a button!


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