This was The Costume that caused me such heartache. In retrospect, it really wasn't that hard - it was just that I didn't want to make it. And because I didn't want to make it, I didn't really do anything as far as sewing. I had to make some alterations to the pattern because it was a women's size XS costume, and my daughter is petite for her age. I got the corset pattern off of Threadbanger. I made one corset, and it didn't fit, so I had to make another. Then, after wearing the corset to school, she said that I had to make straps for it.
I used a green fabric for the background, since my girlfriend loves green. I also did something different - I quilted the signature block into the quilt. I remember reading somewhere that if you quilt the signature block into the quilt, then if someone steals the quilt, they can't easily remove the signature block. Now, I'm sure this sage wisdom was meant for heirloom quilts - I can't really imagine someone stealing this quilt! But it was still kind of fun.
To top it all off, we went to see the play Wicked. It's leaving Los Angeles in January, so I thought that it was high time that we saw it! My girls and my girlfriend and I all loved it. It was wonderful. I am now trying to read the book. I say trying, because I tried to read it about 7 years ago and didn't get very far. I think, however, that this time I might make it through.