what has miss allie been up to?

Hello! I am back from my extended thesis-writing hiatus. I read a lot of books and typed a lot of words and didn't do a whole lot of sewing.

Some things I did sew:

I turned a sheet into something that really still resembles a sheet:

if you are thinking"wow, what nice sleeves" know that there is no elastic there
i literally just put hair elastics around my wrists
if you are thinking, "wow, nice face" i am trying to look spooky okay
this is me looking embarrassed to be wearing a sheet in public
not at a toga party and like a month before halloween

This was for a banned books costume party. I will purchase a burda online pattern* for anyone who can recognize the character I am dressed as! Bonus internet points for the book and author!

*seriously I will. I will spend up to $10 and email you the crazy print-and-tape pattern of your choice. I think this is possible. This contest is not open to my mom, sorry mom.
Update! Ashley at Craft Sanctuary guessed correctly that I am the girl from The Green Ribbon, by Alvin Schwartz, whose book "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" was the MOST banned book 1990-1999!

and I made two complete costumes easy dirdl skirts for Halloween week at work: one out of Nancy Drew print quilting cotton for a sort of meta, 1940s-ish Nancy Drew, 


And one in grey flannel (technically I made this ages ago, from the bottom half of this dress/saga), which I paired with some stuff I already had in my closet for a rawther good Eloise costume. 

i also got a legitimate compliment on my outfit
from someone who didn't know i was in a costume



I also pulled out my Angelina Ballerina tutu/tail and ears from last year's Halloween party . I would wear this every day.

So there you have it! I have been sewing, but only costumes. Any guesses who I am dressed as wrapped up in my sheet?

I have another post planned(!!), so keep your eyes on your feed readers!

xoxo
miss allie

5 comments:

  1. I like the meta book print skirt! cool print
    are you dressed as the ghost of Emily Bronte?
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  2. yay your back! The only banned book i can think of is lady chatterley, but i don't think your her!

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  3. Pray tell what character were you? I've been racking my brains and can't guess!

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  4. Love the book skirt! As for who you are all I can think of is that creepy story people tell kids about the girl who wears the ribbon around her neck so that her head doesn't fall off...but I don't think that was ever banned lol
    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080907132929AAWTP8V

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    1. We have a winner! The story is The Green Ribbon, by Alvin Schwartz, which you can watch here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3PIkV2anqk Although this story is from his easier book "In a Dark Dark Room," Schwartz's book "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" was the MOST banned from 1990-2000 (http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=bbwlinks&Template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=85714)

      send me an email at alexandra dot n dot massey at gmail to claim your prize!

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