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Pattern Reviews> Simplicity> 1875 (Special Occasion Dress)

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Reviewed by:Sherril Miller
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Posted on:8/7/13 7:25 PM
Last Updated:8/11/13 7:47 PM
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mandyneko said... (1/9/14 11:29 AM) Reply
WOW. Incredible work, very well constructed. One of the nicest Ursula costumes I've ever seen! I love that you did the tentacle skirt as a separate piece from the dress - I bet that makes it much easier to wash, too!
SheriF said... (8/19/13 10:31 AM) Reply
Brilliant job!
Kellie R. said... (8/18/13 6:34 PM) Reply
I still love this. It just steals the show!
prostheticsgirl said... (8/13/13 5:21 PM) Reply
Amazing! I am so impressed by your vision and creativity. What a spectacular costume!
Laurie Lou said... (8/13/13 4:40 PM) Reply
OMG! This review must have taken a while! Nice to see a review on this project and great review to boot! You're a winner all the way around! I'm in awe!
valerie sews said... (8/13/13 4:35 PM) Reply
Sherrill this is a work of art. Ingenious!
LM2HYD said... (8/13/13 10:05 AM) Reply
Brilliant costume! The dress alone is wonderful and I love the idea of using the leaf fabric upside down. It almost gives a seaweed/kelp feel. But the tentacles really steal the show! Incredible, incredible job!
BeaJay said... (8/13/13 0:10 AM) Reply
Fabulous to see some "in action" shots. Thanks for including.
Janie Viers said... (8/12/13 8:59 PM) Reply
absolute perfection. The belt idea for the tentacles was genious... Do you think maybe I like it? I like that you did the sheer sleeves for the dress so her arms weren't hanging out all over the place with her tentacles! Genius and ingenius and now you are to bat you eyes and say, ingenuisly, "that little old thing, why I just whipped it up with some crepe paper and a few million staples."
SometimesSewist said... (8/12/13 5:48 PM) Reply
This is all sorts of awesome. Fantastic job!
chenille said... (8/12/13 4:41 PM) Reply
Holy Cow - that is so awesome!
marec said... (8/12/13 3:32 PM) Reply
I have followed this process elsewhere but wanted to lend my congratualtions to this chorus here. Well done!!
carnelian said... (8/12/13 2:52 PM) Reply
Most powerful and gorgeous tentacles! Awesomely cool son!
Cuffs said... (8/12/13 2:13 PM) Reply
So incredibly clever! I love everything you did to that pattern to turn it into a perfect sea witch costume.
ConnieBJ said... (8/12/13 1:49 PM) Reply
Lllloove the dress Sherril! I'll bet you are reeling from all the praise for all the costumes in the show! But I do need to know- you say you would love to make it for yourself- would that be with or without the tentacles? AND I double dare you to pull a Tina in a corn costume and wear it to the next PR Weekend!
SewRaeMe said... (8/12/13 10:19 AM) Reply
Amazing job! I also had a laugh this was under the heading of "special occasion dress". Indeed!
lakaribane said... (8/12/13 8:50 AM) Reply
I LOVE IT!!! Seeing it worn just takes it to the stratosphere. Fantastic work, Sherril!!!
GoodbyeValntino said... (8/11/13 8:40 PM) Reply
Those tentacles are the bomb! Fabulous costume!
TJSEWS said... (8/11/13 8:16 PM) Reply
Wow! Amazing!
manybellsdown said... (8/10/13 1:23 AM) Reply
So. Much. Awesome.
bconky said... (8/9/13 8:59 AM) Reply
That is awesome.
piffle said... (8/9/13 8:32 AM) Reply
A thousand times fabulous! Could you please post the pattern (or rough diagram of the pattern) for the tentacles? As a fellow costumer, I feel this might come in useful at some point. Again, that I really clever design that looks like it would read very well on stage!
michellep74 said... (8/9/13 1:32 AM) Reply
Amazing dress/costume!
Adventurer said... (8/8/13 10:16 PM) Reply
Inspiring fabulosity!
Dale C said... (8/8/13 7:42 PM) Reply
It looks great on your son! LOL I love it!
ReneeSews said... (8/8/13 5:58 PM) Reply
Great Job!
JOshiro said... (8/8/13 4:27 PM) Reply
Holy moley! That's... simply amazing.
1betsy1 said... (8/8/13 2:42 PM) Reply
What a Great costume! Beautiful Work
prttynpnk said... (8/8/13 9:29 AM) Reply
Um, I'm embarassed to admit to quite a bit of jealousy. I am totally wanting tentacle formalwear!
Pj3g said... (8/8/13 9:17 AM) Reply
It is fantastic!!!
KathySews said... (8/8/13 7:38 AM) Reply
Sherril, that is outstanding. Kudos on all the hard work that went into this dress
VivianZ said... (8/8/13 7:31 AM) Reply
What fun this must have been to design! Really got the creative juices running. You did a great job.
Jstarr4250 said... (8/8/13 6:40 AM) Reply
Very beautiful work. You have brilliant creative vision.
Margaret said... (8/8/13 5:09 AM) Reply
Awesome! What a great idea putting the tentacles on a belt. That way it looks like they're not pulling down on the dress at all. Love the skirt fabric! (LOL about the "mullet skirt" too!)
velosewer said... (8/8/13 3:09 AM) Reply
Oh wow. What a great costume. After all those changes and aspects to consider - it worked!!
paulakiss said... (8/8/13 1:36 AM) Reply
Amazing, just amazing! I knew right off that it was Ursula! Thank you for being so detailed. Awesome job!
sfshaza said... (8/8/13 0:15 AM) Reply
A *very* clever and well executed costume!
atymonw said... (8/7/13 9:44 PM) Reply
Very cool!
Jrhee said... (8/7/13 9:29 PM) Reply
Perfect Ursula costume! Love it!
clcruick said... (8/7/13 8:48 PM) Reply
Fabulous dress/costume! This shows that something amazing starts out quite ordinary.
BeckyC said... (8/7/13 8:14 PM) Reply
As soon as I saw the photo I knew it was Ursula! The costume and your review are fabulous! Thank you for sharing it with us.
BeaJay said... (8/7/13 7:56 PM) Reply
How fantastic is that. Would love to see a picture of it on stage in the play - maybe on your blog???
lmg said... (8/7/13 7:53 PM) Reply
Wow is that fabulous. Those tentacles are awe-inspiring.
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