Angelica Schuyler Comes to WV

Oct 26, 2018

You guys.  I have not jumped aboard the Hamilton train and have just a very basic knowledge of the play and story.  So when I got a message that the custom costume I was about to make was one of the characters, my heart stopped a little.  And then it turned into a mild panic attack when I realized that I was being asked to make a ballgown.  Am I even capable of making something that involved?

To Google I went.  I studied the basics of what made this dress “Angelica’s dress” and then scoured the Made for Mermaids patterns to find a good dress to base my design off of.  I ended up choosing the Harper + Free Cinderella patterns, and mashed them together.  As well as made the largest, poofiest skirt ever by using two lengths of the WOF.  Wowza it was a lot of fabric to put on such a small framed little gal.

I know you’re probably thinking, “But Katy!  I’ve asked you to make me clothing / costumes / curtains before and you always tell me that you don’t sew for other people.  What gives?”

Well, my friends.  What gives is that I really love Louis’ school and want to take my skills and turn it into something that can benefit them.  So last March, I donated a custom costume to the highest bidder during the live auction portion of their fundraiser.  Audrey’s parents generously won that auction, therefore they won my sewing services.

Along with getting a costume, she got to Grand Marshall the Halloween parade at school today, and lead the Open Mic event they held after.  It was pretty fun to see my work being on display on such a cute girl.  I’m hoping they allow me to donate this costume making at their auction again this coming year as well.  It was a challenge to make something outside of my norm, but it was also super fun to flex my sewing muscle a little more than usual.

What do you think?  Did I nail the replica or not?


Pattern: Harper and Free Cinderella patterns by Made for Mermaids

Fabric: all from JoAnn Fabrics


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Welcome to Wild+Wanderful!  I’m Katy.
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