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Blogpress and Costume Making

Back in November I tried this new app by Blogpress and all it did was give me headaches using an iPad but there have been improvements (2 months later). Let's test it out and see how good this thing is. I just finished embellishing swords for twelfth night. And I have to admit that I had way too much fun embellishing them!


I want more to embellish! I had first painted them with a brown handle but it looked so boring. But there is nothing like a little glitter and color to make things more interesting. Now we need some costumes. At first we were going to rent a knights costume but it was so much money and it seemed like I could make a tunic, even if I glued it. Lucky for me that my mom knew how to sew. Here's the tunic we whipped up in about 3 hours.

It was soooooo easy. Here's what we did. 1. Measure the person's shoulder width and add 3" to each side. This will be your width, i.e. 25". 2. Measure the length from shoulder to knees and that will be your height, i.e. 36". 3. Double up your material. 4. The side with the fold is where your shoulders will rest. Measure the width (25") and cut on down. 5. Measure your length from the fold, i.e. 36". Cut the excess material off.

It will look like a rectangle. I got an old t-shirt of my husbands to help guide me where the head would go through. On the fold you will cut a hole for the head Basically I first cut out an oval shape. Cutting through both materials. Then I cut a square with only one piece of the fabric. Now we need a crusader cross. We used some red shiny material.

Sew the cross on and that's it! Your done.

Not too shabby! Now let's see if this post will publish.

NAMASTE

Kalaya

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