Saturday, 10 October 2015

Finish It Up Friday

I forgot to show you a finish from the previous week. DS No. 3 and his girlfriend were invited to a fancy dress 18th birthday party. So they decided to go as Syndrome and Mirage from the movie 'The Incredibles'.

DS 3 has just enough ginger in his hair, although the photo does not show this.

The outfit was made after a couple of trips to the op shop. I purchased a black skivvy and removed the turtle neck, then appliqued a large 'S' on the front after cutting up a white A-line skirt (also from the op shop). The super villain underpants were made from the same skirt. The cape from royal blue lining fabric.

This is the effect we were aiming for.

The boots were the tricky part. I had to make a pattern for these, working in three dimensions is challenging. I lined white cotton fabric with bag wadding. The boots fit over his shoes and attach with a big strip of velcro up the back.
'Mirage' was able to shop on-line for her dress and wig. Being a teenage girl, she had stilettoes in stock.

I was hoping to show you my 'Violet' quilt complete. I am so close. I did finish quilting it on Thursday, so it's sort of a finish. My frame is now empty and I am thinking I might quilt my French General Lumiere quilt next.

The final stitches were made around this flower.

The back.

Another backing shot.

A peak at the front.

Hopefully I can show you the finished item next week.
So I'm linking up with Amanda Jean at CrazyMom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday.

Have a great weekend.


  1. Hi Raelee,wow you did a great job of your son's costume,he looks fantastic and so much like the original,cant wait to see you quilt and i hope you have a wonderful weekend xx

  2. Awesome costumes, so much fun to join in with fancy dress and it helps having a creative mum!
    Congratulations on finishing Violet just before the hot weather arrived. Love looking at quilting pics from the back. I hope she's coming to Middlebrook.

  3. Very clever making your son's costume.. He looks great.
    Well done finishing Violet.....

  4. Your quilting looks lovely, it looks like hand quilting,very nice

  5. Your quilting is absolutely lovely! And fabulous costumes!

  6. Oh My Gosh!!! I am in love with your costumes!!! You did a fantastic job on Syndrome!! What fun!!!


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