Yes, you read that correctly. This is it:
This is a "1 Hour Dress" pattern, and that was pretty accurate. I lengthened the sleeves since it is October, and a little chilly here in Virginia, and lengthened the dress too. Easy peasy. There is a neck facing and a keyhole opening in the back. Very simple for beginners.
Yes, I made an R2-D2 Bag. My Princess Leia needed some more accessories for her Halloween costume, and perusing Pinterest, I saw some cute ideas. This was my result. What's better than Leia carrying around her loyal droid and having him hold her candy? Nothing! I used black flannel from my stash for the bag itself, felt for the white, shiny silver/gray vinyl for the rounded part and metallic bits on the body. The blue was from my own costume, and the red was a tiny bit of felt. Glue did not work, so everything was stitched on :)
Here is the Princess in her Ceremonial Dress (End of Episode IV: A New Hope)
I used a simple pattern, McCall's 6098 for the dress and improvised the sheer cape by draping and pinning. The belt was shiny silver/gray vinyl and so was the necklace.