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September 5, 2010

Alter ego: Trixie

My good friend Annie (of Annie's Arts and Follies and Bella Boutique) created this bra for Wild Bras on Parade, a silent auction fundraiser for breast cancer patients.

As soon as I saw the bra I immediately asked her if I could take some shots with it.

The hot pants (which I LOVE) I made from a terrible blouse found at Value Village that Steve bought for a costume piece. I made the pattern myself by copying a pair of boyshort underwear and altering slightly (higher waist, for example).

Hotpants pattern

Sewing sequin fabric is terribly difficult because the fabric gets gummed up on the sewing needle, causing you to curse in frustration before you think about asking Google about it. A little bit of wax paper on top of the seam and everything went smoothly.

I'm also really happy with the hat, which I made out of old birthday hats, covered with the same sequined fabric, added some feathers and finished with a black ribbon. I need another opportunity to wear it and the hotpants.


that. rocks. my. socks. *bow down*

You look ravishing!

So love the outfit and the photos. I can't believe you made hotpants. You are my goddess.

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