Saturday, November 1, 2014

Jalie 2792 becomes Wonder Woman!

This Halloween I only did one costume. My boys went with storebought costumes, which was actually kind of a relief, but Myra really wanted me to make her a Wonder Woman costume.
I'm so glad I did. I think her costume ended up much  nicer than the storebought Wonder Woman costumes we saw. She was very happy, All of the fabrics came from Cali Fabrics. I can't tell you how thrilled I was to find star printed metallic lycra!! And the service at Cali Fabrics is always excellent.
The base for the leotard is Jalie 2792. It's pretty much perfect for a Wonder Woman costume, since the bodice already has the yoke built in. Myra is long but lean, so she needed a 104 in width, but a 116 in length, Rather than tracing two sizes, I just added the gold band, since we needed a gold belt anyway.
The only other change I made to the pattern was to lower the leg opening for more coverage. Myra has a ghetto booty, and we were going for the Linda Evans Wonder Woman with a lower cut leg anyway.
The scariest part of the costume was the Wonder Woman insignia that I appliqued to the front. These fabrics are incredibly thin and stretchy, which made them tricky to stitch. I used my favorite knit applique trick and used a glue stick to adhere the gold applique to the leotard. Then I sandwiched the whole thing between two layers of wash away stabilizer. I used a triple stretch stitch to outline the W's and define the logo inside. This fabric doesn't fray, so I left the edges raw.
To complete the outfit, I made a set of gauntlets and a crown out of the metallic lycras. I backed the pieces with fleece for stability and comfort. The gauntlets close with velcro and the crown has wide elastic in the back under her hair. Myra loves the bling on the crown! I appliqued a small star with the red metallic lycra and decorated it with HotFix crystals and rhinestuds.
Myra loves her costume, and she was the perfect addition to our little Justice League.

11 comments:

  1. I want Myra to start in the new Wonder Woman movie.

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  2. Stephanie RamaekersNovember 1, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    I second that! Someone get DC on the phone!

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  3. Aww, Myra, you look amazing!!! And that applique is highly impressive. I was Wonder Woman, too! Unlike Myra, I can't get away with running around in a leotard (waah!). Great, great costume. I also love the crown.

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  4. Oh, this is just the best costume, Myra looks like a perfect Wonder Woman.

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  5. All your children look gorgeous. Myra is such a fantastic Wonder Woman. You've done a really great job as always.

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  6. Super super cute! Thanks for the tips on how to stitch on the applique. McCalls has a Wonder Woman costume for adults with a red tulle skirt that I want to make sometime.

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  7. Looks like other members of the little Justice League might be trying to squish Wonder Woman. Typical brothers! They are all adorable.

    Marjie

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  8. Myra makes a most wonderful Wonder Woman!! All the kids look great in their costumes!

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  9. Such a great Wonder Woman costume! I can tell she is thrilled with it from that smile! =) Love it even more with Superman and Batman (even if they are store bought) - what a perfect trio! I'm sure you got lots of great photos of the three of them.

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  10. I found your blog through Raconteur Report and was tickled pink (and quite surprised) to find that you are a sewist!! Beautiful work. I will be a regular reader.

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  11. Her costume is so cute! I bet she loves it even more because her mother made it.

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