Tuesday, October 7, 2008

How to make a Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett costume update

I just finished the major sewing parts of the costume... Yay!!!
Here are some pictures of the finished product. When Halloween arrives, I will post us wearing them:)

I decided to make Matt's pants and used Butterick 3648
This was definitely a tricky pattern, took me hours to make it...but worth it I think. I used some navy blue suiting that I had gotten on $1 day at Savers.
I did make some hand warmers for Matt using a pair of grey socks. I think it looks pretty good, I just cut it off at the heel and then a little hole for the thumb. Now if I can just find a scarf!!!

2nd Anniversary Celebration - Festival of Music & Dance

Watch some Dancing and eat some yummy Greek food at the Festival of Music & Dance. We will be there with bells on, selling our finest sparkly jewelry from our treasure trove right out of Ali Baba's cave!!
2nd Anniversary Celebration - Festival of Music & Dance
Saturday, November 1, 2008, 10 AM - 5 PM
First Congregational Church
1407 N. Second St. (1/2 blk S of McDowell)
Phoenix, AZ 85004 View Map

Festival admission is $5. Children under 5 are free.

Way Out West Bird Show

We will be having a booth at this years annual Way Out West Bird Show in Phoenix. This is a wonderful show for all you bird lovers out there. This show will be held

November 23rd, 2008 (Sunday)
Arizona State Fairgrounds
1826 W McDowell Rd
Phoenix, Az

See you there!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Make a Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett Costume

I have decided to make a Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett costume this year for Halloween. Since there are no real patterns out there, I am going to try to find something to make my own. I will keep everyone posted to new developments in the outfits.

I have been thrift store shopping for vintage clothing at Goodwill and such places with no luck. I did go to Joanns recently and bought some cool decorator fabric that looks very antique for $3/yard - got 7 yards (I am trying to do this on a budget). I have looked all over the internet for costumes and they are soooooo expensive and not up to the exact look I want. I figure $50 will be my budget for the costume (so x 2 = $100 total budget .... I will try not go over:)

I do tend to stock up on patterns when they go on sale for $0.99 each, so I had some patterns in my arsenal. Luckily, patterns were on sale again so I was able to find something that would fit what I had in mind...

for Sweeney's vest I decided on Simplicity 4083 - I will make the dickey too since Matt already has a similar shirt but not collar... had the pattern and I already have some fabric I think I will use, it's a brown moleskin that I happen to have... so far I haven't had to buy anything yet:)

for Mrs. Lovett bloomers and shirt - simplicity 2777
skirt - butterick 3418 ($1.99)
black and red verticle stockings - Ordered online from Jaded Minx ($14)
underbust corset - Fredericks of Hollywood Ultimate Cincher ($25)

Irish Festival and Fairie Festival

We had a wonderful turn out at the Irish Festival yesterday!!! It was so nice meeting some of our customers and making new ones:) It was such a lovely day for a festival too! We couldn't have asked for better weather.... very Irish!!!

Also, don't forget about the Fairie Festival November 15th.
Estrella Mountain Regional Park
14805 West Vineyard Avenue
Goodyear AZ, 85338

We are so excited for this festival. It is going to be great!!
Click on the icon at the top right of the blog to see their website and festival information or go to


See you all soon!