Rapunzel, let down your hair.

Someone was very pleased with their Halloween costume.
And it's about stinkin' time!
This costume was, well, much more involved than I had anticipated. It was the dress that I worked on, cried over, ran to the store for even more supplies and never seemed to get any closer to being complete.
The pattern was okay. The fabric could have been worse. But man, I put so many hours in at the machine on this one. At one point, late one night (or early one morning) I found myself weeping into a wad of violet satin and wondering just what I had gotten myself into. Not quite in the fetal position, but almost. Nothing is worse than feeling like you're not making progress.
So, yes, it's over. It did get finished. And I feel like a new woman.
Someone call me around September of 2012 and warn me to not make another costume, EVER.
The construction details can be found here.
*She loves it though. When people said, "Wow, you look pretty," she would say, "I know." If only we were all that confident!