Whew! After about 6 hours of sewing and fabric-gluing, I finally finished our costumes last night. We don't need them until Saturday, which is probably for the best because I'm sure I'll need to re-attach something. I did use more glue than thread toward the end.
As a reminder, we're going as Ron and Hermione at the Yule Ball. Here's Mr. Weasley now to jog your memory:
I'm not gonna lie, I TOTALLY bit off more than I could chew with this one. Have you ever tried to make a ruffly... chest warmer? It's hard. Neigh on impossible--especially for someone like me who doesn't have a sewing machine. (I KNOW. What. Was. I. Thinking?)
So after I wasted about a yard of fabric trying to re-create the ruffles, I decided to alter my plan. This was going to be an interpretation of Ron's dress robes. If my gown was going to be an interpretation (or, a correction of the movie's mistakes), then so would this. So without further ado, the modernization of Won-Won:
Even though it's considerably different looking, all three of The Dress Robes Criterion are met: we have lace, we have multiple patterns, and we have a suit that doesn't fit. Let's take a closer look at the fabrics:
Black pinstriped suit, navy and orange plaid shirt, brown floral tie, lacy collar made of doilies, and a tan plaid pocket square. Very unfortunate indeed. Oh! And we can't forget the wands!
These were a great deal. I wasn't going to make Hubsey carry one, so I just picked a cheap-o $7 option for myself from Etsy. And because of a shipping delay, the seller included another one for free! Score!
I'll show you the Hermione costume on Monday, post-party, so you can get the full effect with the updo.
How are your costumes coming? Are you done? Did you end up doing an interpretation, too? Do tell.