|Honey Boo Boo|
This is the main photo I referenced. I was trying to capture the silhouette and colors, but I had to make sure the costume was cost efficient. I had to get the silver trim, the triangle on the belly, and the lettuce edge ruffle.
To get the silhouette, I used a bustier pattern and drafted the skirt to attach to the bottom of the bustier. I spent a lot of time working on the ruffle, but the ruffle is the key feature of the silhouette. Without that ruffle, her costume might not be easily recognized.
|HBB with Lacey in the Honey Boo Boo costume I made|
The fabric was so thin that I had challenges installing the zipper. I wanted the costume to be durable (even though it was made for Halloween), so I sandwiched the zipper in bias tape and attached the bias tape to the shell and lining. The final product won't split at the zipper because of the bias tape solution.
I had some leftover appliques so I made a hair clip to match the dress. I passed the leftover trim, appliques and rhinestones to the client to embellish a bag for Halloween, or to use on any accessories.
Even though the shell fabric was a challenge to use, I'm very pleased with the outcome. Lacey wears the dress very well and looks pleased with the project.