Today I’m going to purposefully embarrass myself with a photo of my very first piece of costume ever.
I mean “very first piece of costume ever” as the first thing I sewed expressely for wearing to a fair, as an adult. In fact…it’s the first thing I ever did sew, back in year 2000/2001.
|Oh the Horror, the Horror!!!
It was a Butterick “Renaissance Bodice,” right!? I was enthralled with the beautiful velvet gowns of the court ladies at Valhalla Renaissance Faire, and so insisted on sewing something velvet. We went to the fabric shop to get a pattern and said velvet and the first thing I did when we got home was iron the two front pieces with steam, accidentally turning it into *crushed* velvet. Generally speaking, the whole thing was a disaster.
I never did wear this hideous monstrosity to a Ren Faire, but I did wear it on Halloween, my first semester in college. Boy, I thought I was hot stuff! Now I’m just mortified to look at this picture!
So why am I posting this? Well, because it is a reminder that we all start somewhere, and are constantly learning and improving. In ten years time, I’m sure I’ll look back on the costumes I’m making right now and gasp in horror.
What was your first costume? And do you think you have come a long way since your first project? I’d love to hear your stories in the comments below. 🙂