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« on: November 01, 2012 02:31:06 PM »

This year, I brought a basket of goodies to trick-or-treaters!

I wore this to 2 Halloween parties plus handing out baggies full of candy (that's right- a baggie of candy for each!) to trick-or-treaters.

I like the aesthetics of Little Red Riding Hood, but capes can go 1 of 2 ways on me: acceptable or dreadful. To save myself from a headache and because the idea grew on me I parted with tradition and made a bolero. I was fortunate to find a pattern that I could make work with minimal adjustments. The jumper, on the other hand, is from a sloper and the chemise I just sketched out.

The fabric for the outer jacket, chemise and jumper were gathered from various thrift stores, the jacket lining came from a family member's stash, the boots I bought for fall and the basket came from a providential field trip to a pumpkin patch. I broke down and bought the jacket's trim.

The other pictures show the color better, but this is the best I could get to show the back. I used one of my favorite, favorite trims (grommet tape) for the corset-style back and laced it with smooth, satin beading cord from the kids' craft section at the fabric store. It makes for very easy on-off!

I hope everyone had a fantastic Halloween! Happy All Hallows, everyone!
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2012 03:19:35 PM »

Oh, gosh, that bolero is to die for!  Your whole outfit looks fantastic!

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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012 04:47:10 PM »

Beautiful outfit.

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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2012 04:05:28 PM »

love it love it, Calabaza!! Fabulous work, as always Cheesy

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