My daughter wanted to be Sally from Nightmare before Christmas this year for Halloween. Not wanting to spend $50 on an outfit that honestly was going to fall apart before the end of the night, we set out to make our own. We went to JoAnn's and picked out 14 fat quarters at $1 a piece. $14 vs. $50 makes a lot more sense in this mama's head.
I traced a rough shape of her body on a piece of physician's paper and cleaned it up a bit, made the lines straight and set out cutting out pieces. I then added 1/4 inch seam allowance and cut out the fabric. I folded the fabric before I laid down the pattern pieces so I would have a front side and a back side thus making the dress reversible. It was a huge success!
Not wanting my daughter to be lonely I bought myself a Jack Skellington shirt and crocheted a Jack hat and coordinating wristers. I had pin striped pants already so my costume was super easy.
And now what we've all been waiting for....
I present to you..... Sally!
Oh yeah, we also dressed our dog up as a pumpkin since Jack is of course The Pumpkin King.
the full dress:
details on the dress:
We used 4 cans of colored hair spray on her hair and notice how the dress is reversible:
more dress details:
Jack, Sally and the Pumpkin:
A close up of my accessories:
it took 30 minutes of hair washing and half a bottle of shampoo to remove all the hair spray
my daughter (10 years old) was very involved in the making of her dress, she LOVES to iron:
Inspiration vs. perspiration:
This is by far my favorite costume I've ever made, hope y'all enjoy it too