Lee & Pearl™ celebrate comic book heroes and villains — and a dash of 1950s Golden Age of Science Fiction awesomeness — with this suite of perfectly-fitted patterns for iconic character costumes.
Our AMAZON PRINCESS wardrobe features a 4-way stretch BODYSUIT with a sweetheart neckline and stretch mesh shoulder and sleeve piece cut-in-one for a strapless look. We've also included directions for a super-easy headband DIADEM to hold back your heroine's flowing locks while she fights for truth and justice. To help her in that fight, we've included directions to cut her a GOLDEN LASSO out of a length of doll-scaled rattail cord.
No superhero is complete without a supervillain, so we've put together a slinky CAT BURGLAR costume. The calf-length CATSUIT features a shaped hip seam to simulate a low-slung belt, a sweetheart neckline bodice and stretch mesh insert perfectly fitted to a high collar. For ultimate feline fabulosity, add a felt CAT EAR BEANIE, featuring 3-dimensional ears that are as easy to sew as they are impressive to look at.
Finally, our ALIEN QUEEN salutes classic illustrations from the 1950s Golden Age of Science Fiction with a high-collared SPACE SUIT, featuring contrasting GAUNTLET sleeves, collar and shaped panty. Finish her outfit with an easy lined CAPE, that fastens at the neck with a perfectly-shaped GORGET, and follow our recommendations to purchase and prepare your own doll-scale GOGGLES and RAY GUN!
Re-create these iconic looks, or mix-and-match the elements from each costume set to create your own characters. As you can see from our pictures, even a simple change of fabric colors and trim can turn our slinky Cat Burglar into an adorably "kawaii" sweet kitty cosplay outfit!
The cat ear beanie, cape, gorget and diadem are rated EASY, while the bodysuit, catsuit and spacesuit are rated INTERMEDIATE for curved seams on slippery fabric and some hand basting and hand finishing.
If you don't own a serger or you've worried about making garments like these out of 4-way stretch spandex material — worry no more! We've included our NO SERGER? NO PROBLEM! directions right in this pattern. And for even more comprehensive tips and tricks on working with spandex-blend fabrics, visit our website at www.leeandpearl.com to download our FREE Sew Easy With Spandex eBook.
MATERIALS for the AMAZON PRINCESS BODYSUIT: Less than 1/4 yd 4-way stretch fabric* (in one color for the bodice and one for the panty) Less than 1/2 yd 4-way stretch mesh* (skin tone colored for a strapless look) 2/3 yd 1/8" skinny elastic 1/2 yd 1/4" elastic 1 snap (size 2/0) 1 yd gold rattail cord (for the Golden Lasso) Matching thread
MATERIALS for the AMAZON PRINCESS DIADEM: Scrap of fabric or faux leather Scrap of non-stretch lining OPTIONAL scrap of fusible interfacing (if using lightweight or stretch material as your fabric) 8" piece of 1/4" elastic Matching thread
MATERIALS for the CAT BURGLAR CATSUIT: 1/3 yard of 4-way stretch fabric* Less than 1/4 yd of 4-way stretch mesh* 1/3 yd of 1/8" skinny elastic 1 snap (size 2/0) OPTIONAL 1/2" metal ring or slider buckle Matching thread
MATERIALS for the CAT BURGLAR CAT EAR BEANIE: Scraps of felt (in at least two colors) Scraps of light to medium weight fusible interfacing 1/2 yd single fold bias tape OPTIONAL fabric glue Matching thread
MATERIALS for the ALIEN QUEEN SPACE SUIT Less than 1/4 yd of 4-way stretch fabric* (in one color for the bodice and upper sleeves, and one color for the gauntlets, collar and panty) 1/2 yd of 1/4" elastic 4 snaps (1 size 2/0 and 3 size 3/0 or 4/0) Matching thread
MATERIALS for the ALIEN QUEEN CAPE and GORGET 14" w x 11" h piece of light or medium weight fabric 14" w x 11" h piece of light or medium weight lining (will be visible) Scrap of light to medium weight fusible interfacing Scrap of medium to heavy weight (or fleece-style) fusible interfacing 1 snap (size 1/0 or 2/0) Fabric glue Matching thread
* 4-way stretch fabrics and meshes, which typically include spandex, lycra or elastane, stretch not only from side to side, but also lengthwise. Test any fabric before you buy it by stretching one corner: to be a 4-way stretch, the fabric must stretch both vertically and horizontally.
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Not quite ready to tackle the WW style outfit. I did make Alien Queen and really like it.
Aug 1, 2017 by Ruth Bryant
Jul 22, 2017 by Debra Welch
Super cute costumes, a great addition to the offerings this fall.