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August 2015

The Great Lily Munster Dress Experiment!

I’ve been “commissioned” by a friend to make her a dress for her Halloween costume. She’s dressing up as Lily Munster from the classic TV show The Munsters. I love the TV show, I mean it’s goofy and campy but hey :shrugs: it’s funny too! And Yvonne De Carlo, who played Lily, is gorgeous. I may or may not have occasionally envied Lily’s beautiful wardrobe and hair…. Okay, I definitely have! I’m thrilled to be making one of her dresses. Lily actually did have more than one but I think the one most people remember best is the one she’s wearing in this picture:

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I have to admit, although I’m not without sewing experience, I’ve never made a dress. I’m just going to keep my fingers crossed that this turns out well. Today was a good day to go shopping for everything, JoAnn’s had several good sales and I had coupons. Even so, this is going to be an expensive Halloween costume, I haven’t figured it up yet but the fabric alone was about $50.

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I’m using the light grey for the main part of the dress and the darker for her “batwing” sleeves which are going to be detachable, it won’t be exactly like Lily’s but it’s what my friend wanted and I think it will look really good (if I manage to do it right!).

I’d originally planned to use the B4571 Floor Length Dress from Butterick as I’d seen a blog post where the lady had made a Lily Munster dress from it and her version was lovely. But JoAnn’s didn’t have the pattern in the right size so I ended up with this:

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The red dress is the pattern I’ll go by, I actually think it looks closer to Lily’s dress anyway.

Alright! Those are my plans, please wish me luck! I feel like I’m going to need it.

Super Moon – August 29th, 2015

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I’m slightly hesitant to make my second blog post be about witchcraft, mostly because I’m well used to having to hide that part of myself from family, friends, and strangers alike, there are a grand total of three people I know in real life who know I am a witch (and only one of them managed to be supportive from the get go).  That said though, it’s a big part of who I am and I will certainly be blogging about it once in a while.

And tonight is the first of three super moons right in a row, the August, September, and October full moons are all super moons. What does that mean? Well scientifically it just means the moon is a bit closer to the earth than it normally is, though you may or may not be able to actually see a difference. But the moon is incredibly important in many forms of witchcraft, for instance, the full moon is the most powerful time for magical workings such as for making moon water or moon braids (which are simply braids of white, black, and silver cord or ribbon that you braid as you focus on the shifting phases of the moon and think about the different cycles that our bodies, our lives, and our spirituality go through, they’re great to hang in a window afterwards).

Speaking of powerful magic, I’m going to be making my first ever wand tonight! Which I am incredibly excited about and looking forward to. I’ve never really needed a wand before but I figure if I don’t have one I’ll end up needing it. I’ve created my own spell for this and am going to decorate my wand tonight as I wait for the moon to rise, have I mentioned I’m excited?

Okay, I’m going to leave you with an easy spell that you might want to try tonight (please note, I didn’t write this spell and I cannot guarantee your results. Please use appropriate caution).

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Obligatory Awkward First Post

Wait, are you saying the first blog post doesn’t have to be awkward???? How come I never knew this? I’ve blogged before and believe me, I’ve never managed a first post that wasn’t awkward. I mean, introducing myself to potential readers is hard. I wouldn’t go up to a person on the street and immediately start talking about my likes and dislikes, or what I might intend to think (and therefore write) about in the coming weeks. But I guess introducing myself on a blog isn’t really the same thing as introducing myself in person. So here goes:

Hi! Welcome to my blog, around here I generally get called Dig (well, no I don’t because no one has ever been around here before, but that’s what you can call me 🙂 ). I’m a 20-something female who has no idea for sure what she’ll blog about. But I like to ramble about things and this is probably where those ramblings will go. Join me! Or not! As you choose.

(The last part of this post is borrowed shamelessly from my About page)

I’m a hippie, dreamer, and book lover. I obsess equally over TV shows and good food. I believe in magic (I am a witch after all!), fairies, and love. I’m a nature-worshiping pagan who is more spiritual than actually religious. I practice yoga and ballet. I love to crochet, listen to music, and travel. I’m a serious DIY-er and artist with a love of historical clothes, costumes, and masks.

I don’t claim to be good at any of the things I just said I could do, but I’m always learning, and really, isn’t that the fun part? 🙂

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