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Fancy Dress

Although I'm just out of costa I'm due to go to a fancy dress party on Saturday. I really want to go as it's a very long-standing friend's 40th birthday party (he's actually my vicar too), but I know that I'm going to have to take things easy tonight and tomorrow. Now then, the party is all based around the film Blues Brothers and I thought i'd go as a nun. One problem is that I don't happen to have a nun's habit hanging in my wardrobe. I bought some black material today but now that I have it I have *no* idea what to do with it. Somehow between now and 6 o'clock on Saturday evening I need to work out how to make a 'nun-suit' and then quickly rustle one up. Does anyone but me think this is a slightly impossible task?

See what stress spending time in costa does for you - cuts down on vital days for making nun outfits!


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Ho Hum! LOL!

How good are you at sewing? you could do a Cassock design that goes over the head with one of those white wipple things, or white head dress with a black band .... trouble is most of the nuns that I knew or know don't wear proper habits (BTW my Dad was a Vicar)

or for real ease - make a Kaftan style dress thingy out of the material

Fold in half along the narrow bit eg if 1.2 m by 3m fold across the 1.2 m bit - then cut a head hole and stitch up the sides leaving arm holes.... makes sence???

Anyway, hope you manage to make something and enjoy the party!





Headdress should be easy if you hem on a machine edges of a rectangle and then machine a band of white material about 2 inches wide on one edge that should do. for dress just make it so you have a hole for your head and arms (not together) and hey presto you have become a nun.

See if you lived neare the north I would even offer to do it for you.

Katharine X


All very good plans ... and here I go in an attempt to nunify myself.

Hey Katherine, I can't get a whole lot further north and still be in England :oP



I have spent the whole day getting wrapped up in pieces of thread and tangled up in material but I have done it - I have a nun's outfit!!!!! I tell you, it's no mean feat making yourself a dress with nobody else to help you, you don't have a pattern and you've never made one before anyway. Okay, so it's a little tent-like but cassocky type dresses are like that ...

So yay! I can go be a nun tomorrow night :o) (Now there's a sentence I didn't think I'd ever find myself uttering!) ... all I have to do now is keep breathing.

Becky (or should that be Sister Becky?)


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