Added Nov 17, 2012
I really love to dress up. But unfortunately people don’t celebrate carnival here in Hamburg and Halloween is catching on very slowly. And then my Bikram Yoga studio announced a dress up Halloween class! With a 120 Euro prize to win. Yeah.
But let me tell you something about bikram yoga. Every class takes 90 minutes, you perform 26 exercises in a room heated to almost 40 degrees Celsius (like 100 F). It is a kick ass workout, at the end of the class you are literally staying in a pool of your own sweat. Love it.
So picking up a costume was hard. You need to be able to move, and perform the assanas, and you can’t have much on, because it’s hot and at the end of the class everybody is soaked anyway. So I came up with the black swan.
The costume itself is a cami/vest, tutu and my yoga shorts.
The vest is based on a great free pattern from SoZo. I cut it from pane velvet with clear straps for illusion of a corset.
I wanted my tutu to be really dramatic and authentic. It’s a mixture of how real pancake tutus are made and what was suitable for my purpose. I have described the whole process in the tutorial. I have to warn you it took me a lot of time and tulle to make this.
And by the way I won the prize!
6 m of tulle, 0,5m of pane velvet, clear elastic, 1m of 5 cm wide elastic, fethest, rinestone
Check out Kate Middleton's stand-out spring dress
Pattern of the Week
You’ll want to wear this dress to tiki parties, spring weddings, and afternoon dates...
Sewing & Techniques
Check out Meg's Sweetheart Dress project and how she made it!
Hit the road in easy dresses, slouchy tees, and bootcut pants.
Be the face of one of our exclusive patterns on BurdaStyle.com!
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.