Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Halloween preparations.

Halloween means many things to many people. For some it's a chance to grab some free sweets whilst for others it's a chance to let rip and show off an alter ego. For me it's all  about the chance to make the sort of costumes I love to make, but would not normally fit in at  say a wedding.

Halloween Organza Fabrics 
 There are many advantages to making your own costumes as opposed to renting or buying. For example it CAN be cheaper, in my case it tends to cost about the same BUT it's of a much higher quality.

However for me the main advantage is it helps show my creativity. This isn't something to stress about. No-one really judges you, it's more about how you feel about yourself. Looking at an insane black and purple petticoat laying under layers of  organza can give you a great sense of achievement.But creativity is not just a case of using fabrics we would normally not use, or extreme design. Halloween is an excuse to colour outside the lines, to through caution to the wind and to make yourself, or someone else, something spectacular.

Moonlight Web in Bronze
There are many wonderful costume ideas in the pattern books, but you cold also make a plain outfit into a Halloween masterpiece by just adding trimming, ribbons or layering it with one of our translucent spiderweb fabrics

To help  you on the way to creating your own master piece we have some free tutorials on the website
at http://www.fabric8online.co.uk/free-stuff
Here you can learn to make a cape, a cravat (for the CLASSIC Vampire, none of this sparkly stuff)  or a Tu Tu or a cape.

Also on this blog we have "how to make a pirate shirt" and "How to make Pirate pants". The pirate pants make great Genie pants.

To help you with your Halloween preparations we will be running a few mini blogs in the next week. From making petticoats and wings to organizing a Halloween Party!.

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