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rowena___.
Posted 2008-10-31 12:38 PM (#49521)
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ella wanted to be a peacock for halloween.  i hope to get better pictures but these will do for now, they were taken at her school party.  i used child's play to draft the bodice, i added ruffles to make the full body, and i used wild things vintage, an apron pattern, to draft the feather fan.  she told me that everybody thought she was a peacock with girl's shoes!  when we went to rudi's office, the shop dog must have thought the same thing, he barked like crazy and wouldn't get near her.

i'm planning to get details up on my blog this weekend.





(peacock costume rendering.jpg)



(WT vintage apron for peacock.jpg)



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(peacock glowing.jpg)



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Welmoed
Posted 2008-10-31 12:47 PM (#49522 - in reply to #49521)
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Awwwww... that's so CUUUUUUTE!!!!

Great costume, Rowena!! I'll bet Ella is "proud as a peacock" to show it off, too.

--Welmoed
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Karen Maslowski
Posted 2008-10-31 1:27 PM (#49523 - in reply to #49521)
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Oh, my heavens, she's cute. Love that costume, Rowena! But I'm partial to peacocks, and to Ella. ;-)

Is that reflective tape on the back? I did the same thing for one of the girls when I made a bat costume, years ago, using the tape as a delineation between the ribs of the wings.
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scottiesews
Posted 2008-10-31 2:08 PM (#49525 - in reply to #49521)
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Awwwww, so cute. My Joe has gone out as the grim reaper! Without me as my "Morticia Adams" dress was a wadder. shoud've checked my measurements, I've lost more weight than I thought!

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LI-teacher
Posted 2008-10-31 2:56 PM (#49526 - in reply to #49521)
Subject: RE: peacock


SO CUTE! Ella AND the costume, of course.

Did you use your zip tie "boning" in the tail fan?


Kim
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mastdenman
Posted 2008-10-31 3:04 PM (#49529 - in reply to #49521)
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Absolutely darling.
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ChristineBrown
Posted 2008-10-31 3:49 PM (#49530 - in reply to #49521)
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The minute I saw it, I thought, well that's an aw-w-w-w-w picture and sure enough that's what ev erybody else already wrote. Add another awwww. So very cute. Did you use fabric paint to put the eyes on the feathers? Christine
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Michellyn
Posted 2008-10-31 5:35 PM (#49534 - in reply to #49521)
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Beautiful!  What a creative costume and what a sweet girl!  I hope you're feeling better.
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rowena___.
Posted 2008-10-31 5:39 PM (#49535 - in reply to #49521)
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thank you all for loving on my baby!  i did paint the feathers, ella painted a picture of them for me on paper first so i'd know what she wanted.  that is reflective tape on the back, i wish i had bought enough to do the entire rib instead of just the top but it does the job. i didn't have any cable ties so i raided rudi's closet, he now has ten fewer coat hangers but that's fine, he needed to weed out his shirt wardrobe.  :D 

i need to do a side-by-side of the peacock that inspired her costume idea, it is pretty hilarious.

i feel terrible but halloween is so much fun that it doesn't matter--i'll sleep tomorrow. 

we're off to trick or treat! 

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cfonfold
Posted 2008-10-31 5:53 PM (#49536 - in reply to #49521)
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Great,great,great! Happy Halloween to you all

Coopie

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Susan in Miami
Posted 2008-10-31 6:35 PM (#49537 - in reply to #49521)
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Rowena,

She is gorgeous, she looks so much like you. The teacher in me is intrigued by how she came to the conclusion that she wanted to be a peacock, please share. Were you surprised by this request or was it expected? Using the scalloped apron for the feather fan was creative genius, but we already knew that about you.

Have fun, Susan

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rowena___.
Posted 2008-10-31 8:02 PM (#49539 - in reply to #49537)
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susan, you are probably the only person on earth who thinks she looks anything like me.  :D  i never know what to expect from ella.  she has been interested in feathers recently so we were looking up different birds online and when she saw the peacock she knew instantly that was what she wanted to be for halloween.  she had very specific ideas about it--no real feathers, only painted feathers.  and the tail had to be "practical" which is theater-speak for functional.  it can raise or lower like a real peacock, and when it is down it folds up on itself.  i'll have to get picture of it like that, it turned out very well.  i posted more details on my rostitchery blog, including pictures of the peacock that inspired her.

the funny thing is that since i'm not doing any shows this fall, i had planned on indulging myself in a costume-making extravaganza for her, and instead all my sisters asked for costumes for their kids (that's what i did a few weeks ago when i went to virginia), so ella's got made in a day, as usual, the paint was barely dry when we left for the halloween festival on sunday.  but that did mean she was done in time for halloween night itself.

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TessainGabriola
Posted 2008-10-31 8:09 PM (#49540 - in reply to #49521)
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Absolutely gorgeous!!

Tessa

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Karen Maslowski
Posted 2008-10-31 10:21 PM (#49545 - in reply to #49539)
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Well, I think she's a perfect amalgam of you and Rudy, but that's usually how these things work. ;-)

My grandson wanted to be Lightning McQueen from the movie Cars, and nothing my daughter could say could dissuade him. She could not find a costume, nor could she figure out a way to make one, so they were at Target where she found a "Horton hears a Who" costume. She had been trying to talk him into being an elephant again, but he wasn't having it, but then he thought the Horton costume was way cool. Bought it, took it home, then switched with the already owned elephant costume.

Scamming a three-year old. Tsk, tsk. LOL
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EasilyAmewsed
Posted 2008-10-31 10:44 PM (#49547 - in reply to #49521)
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CUTE! How proud she looks.

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Fashions by Joellyn
Posted 2008-11-01 10:47 AM (#49570 - in reply to #49547)
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What a beautiful costume--lucky Ella! And what a pretty little girl--her hair is gorgeous! I haven't met your husband, so I can't judge there, but I noticed her resemblance to you right away!
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Judy B
Posted 2008-11-01 11:40 AM (#49571 - in reply to #49570)
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You are so creative Rowena. Who would think of turning an apron into peacock feathers. Tell me about the feathers. You used a coat hanger to shape them correct? How did you attach that to the back? I hope you don't mind me asking you know I am always being ask to do the impossible so I would love to know how to do this.
Ella is adorable and has gown so much. We need to get together sometime when I am in Nashville.
We only had a handful of kids come last night. I am glad I got candy that I like and can eat the left overs.
Judy
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Trish
Posted 2008-11-02 10:31 PM (#49620 - in reply to #49521)
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Rowena, this outfit is precious (as is your DD!)!  I especially love the little green 'tail' that hangs below the showy tail in back...what attention to detail!
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rowena___.
Posted 2008-11-03 11:52 AM (#49627 - in reply to #49571)
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judy, the edges are not boned at all.  the bones are run thru channels that i sewed when i attached the backing and batting.  when the tail is down, it folds up on itself and hangs behind her body.  there is a band at the waist end of the tail that has whopper snaps on it, to attach it to the bodice, and there is a whopper snap at each shoulder to hold it up.  it stays open by itself because of the shape--the side ends are past the 45degree point so there is enough weight to pull them into place.  

unlike with framed wings, when she walks the tail folds so she can pass easily by people, thru doorways, etc.  and when she got cold she wrapped the tail around her.  i've been trying to convince ella to put the whole thing back on to let me get pictures of the tail when it is down but she's having none of it ("mama, halloween is over".  i'm going to have to set up a walk path and tell her we're playing project runway.  :D

here's the tail wrapped around her body:





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Karen Maslowski
Posted 2008-11-03 3:00 PM (#49633 - in reply to #49627)
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Ella is so logical. Too funny!
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Judy B
Posted 2008-11-04 12:05 PM (#49657 - in reply to #49627)
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Tell Ella thank you for the pictures. I appreciate her putting the costume back on after halloween. She can pretend it is a dance costume. lol. Tell her to come up with a peacock dance rountine. I love the way the tail works. I am going to file this in my brain somewhere. I just hope I can pull it out when I need it.

Sorry I misread your post I thought she put it on for you to take pictures of her wrapped up in it.
thanks
Judy

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Here_Fishey
Posted 2008-11-06 2:52 AM (#49707 - in reply to #49521)
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Picture for Ella

Nevermind, I can't get it too go small enough to upload right now.



Edited by Here_Fishey 2008-11-06 3:01 AM
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Verotte
Posted 2012-01-02 12:00 AM (#79472 - in reply to #49521)
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What a lucky little girl Ella is! Great costume.
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