Blasting one of my Star Wars soundtracks late into Monday evening, we finally finished my duck dress. (Note to self - stop waiting until the last minute to do these things!)
Of course, we didn't follow the directions exactly, and I ran out of time and didn't make the jacket. I am now in search of a yellow cardigan (looks straight at Cardi - "May I wear you please??") to cover my flabby arms. It is kind of depressing to compare myself today with Penga of last year. There's about a 15 pound difference. No one to blame but myself there, haha.
I also need to find some yellow leggings, though I do have a brown pair if yellow isn't possible. I don't want to accidentally moon my guests, and I hate having to remember to be lady-like while lounging around on the couch. Any leads, shoppy ladies?
And I totally have to use fashion tape on the top since my chest shows when I bend over. I don't know if that's the fault of the pattern or myself, but will probably err on the side of bad-sewing.
Overall, I really like the dress. It's bouncy and fun to hop around in. The material is super cheapy (broadcloth - which translates to "the least expensive stuff in the fabric store"), but I still think it's better quality than a store bought Halloween costume. I will definitely save for future conventions, and hopefully duck it out a little bit more in the meantime. I could use a blond wig, and a tail, for instance!