(Image put on top to prevent awkward "belly shot" preview icon!)
Whilst perusing a certain vintage clothing website, I found a dress I fell in love with. However, I've got some funky sizing issues and the comments on the dress all mentioned flimsy fabric. I decided to make my own, and go as a "vintage dame" for Halloween!
I used the top from this pattern: http://www.simplicity.com/p-5005-misses-dresses.aspx
and the skirt from this one: http://www.simplicity.com/p-2042-misses-dresses.aspx
The original dress:
I also put my hair up in curlers for the old-school look:
the back (bobby pins unfortunately quite visible):
I followed a tutorial on YouTube from LisaFreemontStreet, who has wonderful vintage hair tutes. Here's a link to the video I used: http://www.youtube.com/user/LisaFreemontStreet#p/c/055F488FBAA68C38/2/bLes03ICsSA
If I had to do it all over again, I would have made the skirt more simply - maybe just a half-circle instead of all of those godets! But I do love the dress and how it turned out. I even cut out a little tulle petticoat from another dress to make it flare a bit. It was very fun to go out in!
DH has been playing a lot of Plants vs. Zombies lately, and he decided to go as Crazy Dave this year. He made all of his costume components, but no one at the party knew the character...
I thought it was very well-executed!
He made a sunflower with a sun ready to be harvested, as well as filling about 80 little envelopes with candy and putting the seed labels on them.
And a reference shot of Crazy Dave in case you're not familiar with the game:
Thanks for looking! C&C always welcome!