We all love a good costume party and for the staff here at Echidna Sewing it was a chance to unleash some of our creative goodness. The theme of the night was Retro 50’s so the ideas for costumes ran wild. Different plans for sewing, embroidering and crafting all came to mind, especially with the incredible Brother machines sitting right at our doorstep. In the end there was a good mixture of outfits, which were all well thought about and planned to perfection.
Gary and Cindy, the owners of Echinda Sewing, converted their backyard into a 50’s diner with a bar, popcorn machine, jukebox and disco lights. As soon as we walked through the door we were transported back to the 50’s in epic style.
So without further ado, I bring you the photos of the night, including what we wore and how we created it (if it was handmade).
Right – Erin, wearing a 50’s pop art themed dress and makeup. The pattern was a mixture of a Lekala Dress and Wrap Skirt (top) and Butterick 5949 (skirt). You can read more about it on her Sixteen Stitches blog. Erin works on a Brother Innovis NV1100 sewing machine.
The Pink Ladies and T-Birds costumes worn by Gary, Cindy and Erik from Echidna Sewing, Jennene from Brother Australia and other guests.
Left– Carolyn from Brother Australia wearing a Grease inspired pink ladies costume.
Middle – Leanne from Echidna made her 50’s style dress with her Brother Innovis VQ3000 machine using pattern Vogue 8998. She also decorated the sleeve edge and skirt bottom with the embroidery design Lace from the Vault (Aisle029) by John Deer Design using her PR1000e Multi-needle machine.
Here a few more photos of the rest of the night and other costumes worn by Echidna staff and guests.
Left to Right – Kristie wearing a 50’s rockabilly dress and Brittany as Sandy from Greece
Left to Right – Hayley wearing 50’s Retro and Erik in his T-Birds outfit.
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We hope you enjoyed our Echidna 50’s Xmas party post. If you’ve created anything special for a dress up party by either sewing, embroidering or crafting we would love to hear from you! Email email@example.com with a photo of your costume and how you made it for your chance to win a 2017 Quilters Companion Diary!