Masquerade ball!

We went to a masquerade ball! The ball had no specific theme, just a requirement that a mask be worn. I had always wanted to wear my Pan-Am Stewardess Halloween costume again so I decided to wear it for the “ball”. I made a mask to go with it.
I printed a pic of a Boeing 377 Stratocruiser and fused it to two layers of stiff cardboard (from a cereal box). I added some white lace as “clouds”. The fusible web that I used was easy enough to manage, but it turned out that even an 80/12 needle (for light fabrics) can sew through two layers of stiff cardboard without problems, so it would have been a lot quicker just to sew all layers together instead of fusing them together. I used clear swimsuit elastic for the strap.

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I had so many compliments and it seems like everybody wanted to have their pic taken with me!

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2 Comments on “Masquerade ball!”

  1. #1 Susan Katz
    on Aug 18th, 2014 at 01:22

    That mask is rad! Glad you got another wear out of the Pan-Am outfit, because it’s awesome. Looks like a great time! 🙂

  2. #2 aqn
    on Aug 19th, 2014 at 22:52

    Thanks Susan! Yes, it was really fun!