Added Jan 21, 2014
For Halloween 2012. Also, a personal goal of mine to eventually have a Reika costume lying around. Reika is from RahXephon, my favorite animated show and also produced by my favorite animation studio, BONES. I really wanted to make this costume cheaply, so I used bed sheets for the fabric. Then, I dyed it. Seeing as this was my first time dying fabric, the coloring is, um . . . a little inconsistent. It amused me greatly when the dye even coated my white invisible zipper in yellow. I used Burdastyle’s Fatina pattern.
While walking my niece down the street (who was dressed as Carrie; my sister (her mother) and I were allowed to douse her in Hawaiian Punch to which we gleaned perhaps too much pleasure), the wind blew my hair and scarf up into the air and I felt very majestic then. Too bad no one was there to paint that image.
What’s wonderful about this costume is that I can wear the dress for everyday. I’ve paired it with a cardigan, a pair of tights, and it still looks nice.
Bed sheets, RIT dye
Enter to win weekly drawings and a fabulous grand prize!
The lines of Greek architecture inspire this neutral and pastel collection.
Meg's Magazine Mash Up!
Check out Meg's variation of our Drawstring Gym Shorts, and see how she made them high-fashion!
Meet this seamstress, mom, jeans lover, and the instructor of our digital pattern drafting course!
Pattern of the Week
This timeless style ties at the back and looks stunning at formal events
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.