Take a guess what this pile of odds and ends is going to become...
If you picked Jeannie from "I dream of Jeannie", then you'd be correct!
What do I need a costume for, you may ask? Don't worry, I'm not getting over-excited about Halloween. Rather, every year at my job they ask staff to dress up for midnight opening of the toy sale. It's a nice way to make what is generally the most stressful and busy shift of the year a little more fun. Given that my not-so-secret other passion is costume making, I love to get all dressed up! Last year I was Belle from "Beauty and the Beast" - it was so much fun I stopped to weigh up whether moving to America and becoming a Disney Princess was a viable career option (it probably isn't ;_; ).
For more of my costumes feel free to take a look here - as you can see, I'm not kidding when I say in my profile that I'm a big nerd! Regardless of what other people may think of such a hobby, I enjoy it (although I'm taking a break this year because the scene is getting waaaay too competitive and snarky) and I relish the challenge of transforming something from the screen into real life. Amazingly, I still don't really know how to sew properly or follow a pattern - I would make most of my costumes freehand and cut so many corners that I don't know how to make something last longer than a day! It's been really hard to break the bad habits that I made as a cosplayer (never finishing seams, not reading patterns, using cheap fabrics), but part of learning to sew vintage patterns has been an enforced 'retraining' of myself in sewing! I hope this new project goes well - be certain that I'll be giving you all updates and photos as soon as it is complete!