Last Updated: 05-24-2016
Batwoman: So many thoughts about this costume! While I have not read the comics, my goal for this project was to stay as true to time as I could. In the comic panels here dress is loose and flowy with ease of movement. Combined with what [very] little I know about historical costumes, the silhouette of a looser fitting bodice with a tightly cinched belted waist seemed quite popular in the 1940's. For these reasons, I went with a pull-over dress instead of a front-center zipper like the Hot Topic dress. The top of the dress is made of red and black cotton sateen with a slight stretch. The skirt is a full circle skirt and is made of stretch poplin, since Jo Ann's ran out of sateen in the right shade. Both the bodice and skirt are lined in red, while the sleeves are lined in black so that they can be rolled like in one of the references (seriously, her images are so inconsistent). The red trim is bias tape, while the appliques are heat-and-bonded cotton sateen satin stitched on. The belt has a metal buckle and the eyelets are hand-bound for a more old-timey feel (and my metal eyelets were too small for the buckle).I also made (not shown) stretch knit gloves, the hat applique out of matching material, and dyed the socks red.
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