In the spirit of the sewalong I decided to post about my Monster Dress. I made it quite some time ago so it doesn't qualify to be entered into the competition and though it probably isn't quite Roisin's style, I'm sure she'd appreciate it. This is one of my favourite makes, I spent hours cutting the fabric out to get the placement just right, but I really enjoyed the process and it's such a fun fabric to play with.
I gave Dracula and the Mummy their own shoulder strap each and tried really hard to get a good balance of monsters throughout the dress, being careful not to chop any of their heads off!
Don't you just love this fabric! It's "Robert Kaufman Horror Movie" which I purchased on-line from Belle Pepper Fabrics. The drawings of each character are wonderful and the bright colours all work so well together.
My friend Tracey and I made up dresses in the fabric to wear onstage with our band (she used McCall's 2401 which is another really versatile pattern). It probably wouldn't be most people's choice for everyday wear but it's perfect for stage, especially when you're singing songs like "Wolfman" and "Zombie Rumble"!
Here's Tracey and I posing with a fan backstage in Tokyo - couldn't believe she turned up in the same fabric! (I love her blue shoes). I also made a little petticoat edged with green polka dot tulle just to add that extra bit of kitsch and a little volume to the skirt :)
This fabric is perfect for cushions too - the possibilities are endless!
Soundtrack: Wolfman by Rocket to Memphis - (shameless plug!)
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