So with most of my school work and teaching wrapping up for the semester, I'm slowly working through documenting my backlog of projects. First up; my Halloween costume! Admittedly, Halloween is not my favorite holiday, so I haven't been too excited about making costumes for myself or the kids. Until this year :)
In case you're new to my blog, my [very part-time] day job is as a Biology instructor at a local community college. I've been teaching for over 9 years and each Fall, I worriedly scan through my schedule to see if I have to teach on Halloween. Somehow, I've managed to avoid it all years except this one. However, I had this curly red wig and I just couldn't resist....it was time to break out Ms. Frizzle
! For those unfamiliar with this children's book character, Ms. Frizzle is an elementary school teacher who drives a shape-shifting school bus to take extraordinary field trips. Most importantly (to me, anyway), her dress print changes for each topic. As it happened, I was teaching the skeletal system (for real, guys) and I busted this beauty out the day before class.
The pattern is self-drafted from a personal block and the fabric was purchased at Hart's
(out of stock). The best part is that the bones are labeled, and appear to be accurate! I actually used my dress to point out the name of the bones of the wrist for a student in lab :)
I carefully positioned the vertebral column in the correct location (and the arm bones too, but I didn't photo that).
Second best part of the fabric is that it glows in the dark! This is the best shot I could get, but you get the picture.
I had to wear this (along with my wig) for the entire class, then go directly to Fashion class where I had to give a presentation. Eek! I couldn't stand wearing that wig again for my "studio" photos, so here's a selfie of me from Halloween, taken in my lab with our class mascot:
I might have to make this a new tradition... :)
I love this so much. I watched The Magic School Bus with my children and always wished any of us could have had Ms Frizzle for a teacher. Such fun!ReplyDelete
It is a great series--my boys love it, too!Delete
That's great fun! I bet you made their day!ReplyDelete
I think it was a little hard to take me seriously that day, but the students had big grins on their faces, so that's a cool!Delete
love it love it love it - looks a hoot with the wig! great dress and very jealous of you getting to make such a cool dress with it.ReplyDelete
Thanks! It isn't often a person is able to utilize labeled bone fabric so effectively!Delete
Thanks! It was so fun :)Delete
this is the best, so cute!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Beth! It was fun, even though many people I ran into thought I was trying to be Annie :)Delete
OH I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS! You done good Nicole! :)ReplyDelete
Hadn't heard of Ms. Frizzle, but she sounds like a totally awesome teacher!
Thank you! I was realizing, with your lovely hair, you could go as Ms. Frizzle without a wig!Delete
Just found your blog! That dress is the most fabulous. Who doesn't want to wear a glow in the dark dress and tap into their inner Miss Frizzle. My students would love this!ReplyDelete
You look adorable!!!ReplyDelete