This past week was a busy one! With Halloween on a Thursday night, I wasn’t sure when I would actually celebrate with friends. Turns out that the parties were a weekend early, so there was a lot less time than I thought to put together a costume. Every year I have the same dilemma about what to dress up as, as I want to go all out with the sewing, but don’t have a whole lot of time to put something together.
A few years ago, I found this Bjork swan dress tutorial on Syl and Sam. I told myself, “This year is going to be the year I make this dress!” I struggled a bit with what to do with the skirt portion since I don’t have a serger (yet) and didn’t know where to source the feather boas from. (The Joann Fabrics that I frequent only had coloured boas at the store.)
Then I saw the tulle skirt version that Katie of Skunkboy Creatures
made and decided to do a hybrid of the two tutorials for my costume. I made the tulle skirt base with Katie’s tutorial, and finished off the swan head with Syl and Sam’s. After a full night of cutting strips of tulle (Gosh, I don’t want to look at this stuff again for another full year! haha), I ran out in the swan dress and had a blast
I ended up at the Seattle Art Museum for a SAM Remix, which happens every quarter. The museum is open with interactive activities in a bunch of their exhibits. Thank goodness people got the reference of the Bjork dress, although there were a handful of, “Haaaaaaaayyyyy, swan princess!!” sprinkled between. *facepalm*
My second costume was for work, where the team does a themed costume every year. This year, we were doing a Game of Thrones/LARP theme, which I wasn’t totally down for doing out to the museum in. I mean, I made a pretty cute cloak, but I wasn’t ready to unleash my (non-existent) LARPing skills on the general public!
How was your Halloween? I want to see your costumes — leave a link to your blog if you posted about it!
After a whirlwind week, I’m excited to just stay at home and veg out this weekend. What better way to spend the weekend than to hang out with friends over a great bottle of wine? In all fairness, I already enjoyed this Pinot Grigio last weekend (when these photos were taken), but I’m excited for the bottle of Prosecco that’s chilling in my fridge!
If you’re a wine lover like me, you should check out Tiziano. They’re holding a contest where you could win a wine party for you and your friends! All you have to do is post a photo to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter toasting your favourite glass with a mention to @TizianoWine and hashtag #TizTheMoment to enter. Be sure to toast & post your photos before November 7 to be entered.