Thursday, August 7, 2008

Lady Au Pair

This is the first time I've sewn a costume completely from scratch. Usually at least some part of what I wear is bought and/or modified. But on this one everything between my knees and my neck I made myself. (I'm a little bit proud.)

Of course if you look too closely at the back of the dress, one of the seams is noticeably askew. But luckily the apron covers the biggest mistake. Also, I realize they should be 3/4 length sleeves. I planned to do them that way, but then I made the puffed part of the sleeve too small and didn't realize it until they were already done. There was no way to fit another layer of fabric under there without redoing the sleeve, and at that point being screen accurate seemed less important than not having to do more work. Oh well. (I'm still proud!)

Here's the hat.

Bought it on ebay. Stripped it down. Spraypainted it. And then added my own ribbons and flowers.

The murderous moppet has already been introduced.

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Anonymous Brandon said...

Wow I love your work!! I'm surprised there aren't any other die-hard Venture Bros. fans spazzing out like I am... ;) Are you enjoying the third season?

August 16, 2008 11:51 PM  
Blogger funnypeculiar said...

Thanks! Definitely loving the third season. The first half of the finale was killer.

August 20, 2008 5:01 PM  
Blogger marty allen said...

another die hard venture brothers fan has found you. this is amazing, i think i want to marry you.

seriously awesome stuff.
i want to be a minion for halloween.


August 21, 2008 11:15 PM  
Anonymous kit cupcake said...

i've finally gotten around to sorting through my comic-con 2008 [!!!] pictures, and i do believe i've got a couple of you as lady au pair in there! not sure if you're blogging any more or not but i'd be more than happy to send them to you if you'd like them... even if i am a year and some change late.

November 5, 2009 4:30 AM  
Anonymous Angel Eyes said...

All kinds of hotness.

June 7, 2010 7:10 PM  

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