Sunday, 13 July 2014

Robin Hood Costume!


Every year my school holds a summer fete, which my year is in charge of this year. The theme is Disney and I chose to go as the foxy Robin Hood.

As Robin Hood wears a tunic I decided to go for a princess seamed shift dress. My stardust dress fit the bill, made from Style 2370 and was in rags and tatters anyway after this night so I cut it up and traced it and it fit pretty much perfectly. It also means that this dress is part of my vintage pattern pledge! 3 down, 2 to go!
 The hem ended up being way too short as I only guestimated when I cut it up (bad, bad sewer) so I made a hem band which was basically a really long rectangle folded in half and stitched right sides together to the hem. This worked pretty well and eliminated the need for a hand-stitched hem. My invisible zips are getting better and better now I know to press the teeth over with my fingers whilst sewing it down which helps me get a lot closer. The neckline and the armholes are finished with bias binding.The fabric is a really nice textured silk dupion (which really needs an iron) and is the perfect forest green for Robin Hood.

The mask I improvised using google and foam. The tail is made of paper and safety pinned onto the dress! Thanks very much to Lucy for letting me borrow her hat and arrow-holder. (I’m sure there’s a technical term but I can’t for the life of me remember what it is.

That’s it from me for this week! It’s my last full week of school so the summer holidays are so so close!
Until next time,
Thanks so much for reading and to Ed for taking the photos under duress (again)

Lauren xx

12 comments:

  1. Great costume, the tail is so ace! oh and the holder thing is called a quiver.

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    1. Thank you! I had great fun shaking my tail around at everyone

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  2. To quote Prince John, 'Do you know, I like that. I do! Make a note Sir Hiss.'
    Great costume!

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  3. Awesome costume!! I hope you had a great time at the fete!

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    1. Thanks, it was pretty good. I was selling waffles and ice cream :)

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  4. Such a cute costume! I actually really like the look of the hem band, even if it wasn't intentional!

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  5. Love this! I was obsessed with the Disney Robin Hood as a kid.

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    1. I think my favourite disney film has to be The Jungle Book. Hands down.

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  6. Oh what fun! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank YOU for your lovely comment!

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