I've started my Sweet Pea cosplay. It's hard work-and i haven't even begun sewing.The pattern I'm using is printed on very thin tissue paper (thinner even than what Burda style print their patterns on) which refuses to lie flat. I had to weigh it down with several shoes to keep it in place while I was tracing it on to my baking paper (love the stuff. I think I will use it for all other patterns). The only problem is, I've run out of baking paper and the shops are shut.
Never mind, I can work on the rest of the costume, like what Sweet Pea wears under her Medieval coat thing. I think I might be a romper or a bikini. I'm making a tank top and shorts for modesty. So my Bellatrix dress is getting put to good use. I cut the top half off to make a tank top. It will have to be worn back to front to hide the silver swirls: luckily the neckline is identical for both sides of the dress, so it won't show. The rest of the dress can be used to make shorts.