Thursday, August 28, 2014

Make Your Own I Love Lucy Italy Grape Stomping Costume

I Love Lucy Grape Stomping Costume

A Hilarious Costume Inspired by "Lucy's Italian Movie"

The I Love Lucy grape stomping costume pays tribute to one of the funniest moments in classic television history. The year was 1956 and the episode "Lucy's Italian Movie" was one of several that took place during Ricky's European tour.

Fans of the sitcom are familiar with Lucy's desperate attempts to be in show business. In this episode she is vying for a role in the Italian film "Bitter Grapes." Lucy decides to soak up the local color, and accidentally lands a job as a grape stomper in a large wine vat.

The episode is hilarious, thanks largely to Lucy's sparring partner Teresa Tirelli—a professional grape crusher from California. Naturally, Lucy's grape crushing technique ends up being less than professional and the laughs ensue. "Lucy's Italian Movie" is consistently chosen as an all-time favorite I Love Lucy episode and has been endlessly parodied.

Everything you need to create an I Love Lucy grape stomping costume is provided here, from peasant tops and skirts right down to the grapes. If you're handy with a sewing machine, you can even make your own peasant top and skirt from free sewing patterns.

Options are given for handmade or ready to wear peasant tops and peasant skirts. Add a colorful bandana, a black sash belt, and some gypsy hoop earrings to complete the ensemble. Best of all, the I Love Lucy wine stomping costume features wardrobe items that are flattering to all body types and meant to be enjoyed year round.

Lucy's Italian Movie
I Love Lucy Tin Sign Measures 12.5 by 16 inches

Easy Peasant Top Pattern
Easy Peasant Top Pattern is Multi-sized for Chests 32 inches to 52 inches

Free Peasant Top Patterns
Free Peasant Top Pattern from Blissful Sewing
Adult Size Peasant Blouse Tutorial from Things of Cloth

Women's 3/4 Sleeve High-Low Hem Top
50% Viscose, 50% Polyester Blouse is Machine Washable

I Love Lucy Complete Fifth Season
Starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley
All 26 Original Season Five Episodes, Including "Lucy's Italian Movie"

Lucille Ball and Teresa Tirelli "Lucy's Italian Movie"

Easy Peasant Skirt Pattern
Easy Peasant Skirt Pattern is Multisized for Waists 23 inches to 42 inches

Free Peasant Skirt Patterns
Free Peasant Skirt Pattern from Verdant Bents
Free Peasant Skirt Pattern from Unapologetically Fat

Embroidered Ankle Length Gypsy Bohemian Skirt
Bombay Fashions Skirt is Available in a Rainbow of Vibrant Colors

This popular 100% cotton ankle length skirt features intricately embroidered designs on the front and is lined to the knee. The back of the skirt is plain. One size fits most, with an adjustable elastic and drawstring waist.

Lucy Grape Stomping Musical Doll
Collector's Edition Doll from The Ashton-Drake Galleries

Luna Fashion Waist Trimmer Stretch Buckle Belt
Flattering Elastic Cinch Belt Available in 2, 3, and 4-inch Widths

Fashionable Inexpensive Black Stretch Waist Belts
Faux Leather Trim, Stretch Waistband, Metal Interlocking Buckle

I Love Lucy Christmas Ornament
Lucy's Italian Movie

Fashionable 100% Cotton Bandannas
Each Premium Quality Cotton Bandana Measures 22 by 22 inches Square

I Love Lucy Grape Stomping Puzzle
Colorful 550-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Gypsy Hoop Earrings for Pierced Ears
Two-inch Stunning Stainless Steel Yellow Gold-Plated Hoop Earrings

The Grape Stomp
An Informational Digestif for a Pretentious Wine World

Auburn I Love Lucy Wig
100% Synthetic 50s Housewife Wig available in Blonde or Auburn

Lucille Ball
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I Love Lucy Barbie Doll by Mattel
Episode 150 "Lucy's Italian Movie"

Bologna, Italy Poster
Vintage Poster Reproduction Giclee Print

Four Grape Bunches (2 Green and 2 Purple)
Each Artificial Grape Bunch Measures Approximately 7.5 inches Long

Lucy's Italian Movie
Lucy Spars with Professional Grape Crusher Teresa Tirelli

Retro Style Grape Stomp Sign
Rounded Corners with Drilled Holes for Easy Mounting

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Vineyard wine grape stomping photograph by bdbombar