In the last post I talked about how I adapted Yaya Han’s peacock costume pattern, M7218, to create my phoenix costume. That post covered my style changes, so today I’ll talk a little bit more about how I created the understructure for this costume.
Yaya Han’s peacock costume is a showstopper, but when I set out to make my own version of her pattern (M7218) I wasn’t planning to replicate it exactly. I knew from the start that I wanted to switch up the color palette, turning the peacock into a phoenix. I went easy on the feathers to keep the cost under control, but chose rich-looking silk fabrics to preserve the drama. I used the side panels of the bodice to indulge in some detailed hand work, and tweaked the construction slightly to suit my fabric choices and personal preferences.
Hello all! On April 25th I attended the 34th annual Sakura Matsuri festival held at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. It was a great day to enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms, cultural festivities, and cosplay! There were so many people in attendance celebrating the arrival of spring in the beautiful gardens.