A work-in-progress peek at what’s on my sewing table. For an upcoming show, the director is putting together an 80s Movie Medley and my husband and I are cast as Indiana Jones and Marion Ravenwood. As usual for community charity shows, we’re asked to provide our own costumes. Here’s my inspiration for Marion:
A quick look around the internet and it was easy to find the genuine Romanian Embroidered blouse Marion wears. But whoa, they are pricey [at the time of this post] going for $179! This is just going to be a costume that’s going to get a little thrashed in 4 shows. It could also be a good possibility for next Halloween. My nephew has the monkey toy I could borrow.
So I’m starting with New Look 6892.
I’ve checked out the blogs of other talented sewers who have made this costume. One (atomicredhead.com) even did the hand embroidery. Wow! I don’t have that kind of time. So with the limited number of embroidery stitches offered on my Janome 3160 QDC, I think I can come up with a close approximation. I’m using a white on white embroidered cotton to give the fabric a little more interest and to help make up for my funky machine embroidery.
The embroidery is done and here are the pieces ready to assemble. The white on white embroidered fabric has a scalloped edge I’ll take advantage of for hems which will save a lot of time.