Added Jun 28, 2010
Queens, New York...
After hearing that there was a “secret faerie fest” near where I live, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make something for it!
Two of my friends and I made costumes using a very simple technique I thought up because we didn’t have very much time. The dress is just two rectangles, one draped over each shoulder, then sewn up the front, back and sides. This leaves you with a huge, square, kimono shaped garment, so I took another rectangle and made a cummerbund-style belt out of it, and two more very small rectangles to tie up the sleeves. I made mine so that it was shorter in the front and a little asymmetric. I also just left the hem unfinished and tattered.
We made feathered fascinators for our hair as well and wings which you can’t see too well. The second photo has all 3 constructed garments from the same “pattern”
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