Vintage Sewing

Roller Derby Cheerleader!

August 23, 2009

I dressed the part of the roller derby cheerleader at last night’s Santa Cruz Derby Girls (SCDG) bout against the Silicon Valley Roller Girls. The theme was Black & Blue, the home colors of SCDG. I found this great 1971 vintage pattern (Simplicity 9645) through an online auction site and whipped this up just in time to attend the bout. I did View 3 (the yellow and blue outfit) and I used blue costume satin and some cool skull fabric for the little inserts.
You can read more about this costume at my blog, Sewer Sluts.

  1. Nice costume. I've never had the chance to catch a roller derby event but have heard they are quite an experience.

  2. Good lord lady, that outfit is fabulous! The detail of skull fabric in the pleats and the illusion tulle. And looks like you had a great time!!! Inspiration!!

  3. Hah! Awesome! I have this pattern on my etsy and would love your permission to link to your post as an example of it made up. Let me know if that would be ok! : )

  4. This is just too cute! You did a fantastic job of sewing, and isn't it amazing that you found the right pattern just in the nick of time!

  5. Hey Meat,

    It's Fox from Silicon Valley Roller Girls–met you at the Blue Lagoon after the bout…your post popped up in my Google alerts! Just wanted to say that the picture doesn't even do this outfit justice…the flounce in the skirt is amazing and the fabric practically glowed! Spectacular handiwork. Come check us out if you're ever in San Jose!

    http://svrollergirls.wordpress.com

    take care,
    Fox

  6. Hi Fox!
    I can't believe I popped up in Google alerts…
    It was great to meet you the other night and I really enjoyed our conversation. We'll definitely be up in SJ to come cheer you all on! 11/14 perhaps…
    FM Rachel

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