Unfortunately for this costume, I didn't have the time to do a complete set of diaries.
So, I will give a retelling of the making of this costume and give a few finished pictures.
For the coveralls, I made my own pattern. I used both a pants pattern and a shirt pattern I had for reference,
but really, this is the first costume I've completely mocked up. The coveralls are literally fitted to me. The
top zipper is curved to fit my shape. I made small flaps for the snaps. The quilted shoulders were made separate
from the coveralls and overlayed. I used fleece I had laying around for the batting and some fabric I found that looked
similar to the original, but I know wasn't used. I used that same fabric for the belt. The knee pads were made
as a separate oval shape with a quilted middle. I edged that with bias tape and sewed them to the fronts of the legs
after they were quilted and backed. Those, I used quilt batting for the pad. I made sleeves, but cut them close
to the arm hole. I also did not hem the bottom of the pants so they could have a fraying effect. I washed the
entire coveralls 4 times before applying the "embroidery".
For the embroidery on the leg, I simply used acrylic paint. I didn't have the time to hand-embroider and I don't
have a machine to do it for me. I think the paint turned out just great and I'm very happy with it. And besides,
I like painting. I free-handed all of it. I had reference photos from the Propstore to work with. I did
my best with that and ran with it.
The shirt, I found a fabric that I found Kaylee-esque and used that. I made a shirt pattern I had lying around.
It is a sheer fabric like the one used in the movie, but it is not the same pattern of fabric. It's close enough for
now, but I will keep my eyes open for the correct fabric.
The shoes. The shoes are no longer made, so I just bought a pair of black tennis shoes (even though they are red
and gray). I thought about modifying the sneakers, but decided against it. They work just fine for now.
Belt. I found a cheap belt at Goodwill. I had an old purse that I had cut up for another project that would
work great for her utility pouch. I added belt loops on the pouch and a flap for the top. It's a great place to
put trinkets and your ID and looks great, too! :)
I put my hair up lazily and put some smudges on my face and I was ready to go! :)
Photos coming soon!