Halloween Witch from 1950′s Advance Pattern

by Archive from Blogger on October 8, 2011 · 5 comments

in 1950s

I had so much fun making this dress! My boys are having a Halloween party for their friends and as Mom-hostess, wanted to make something fun AND appropriate!

The skirt is from a Halloween cotton, “Bellknobs and Broomsticks” by Alexander Henry. The bodice is dupioni silk, embellished with decorative stitching and black glass beads at the neckline. I wore a petticoat that I made several years ago to give the skirt the correct fullness. The bodice is underlined in silk organza.

This was a great and easy pattern to make. The only thing I didn’t personally like is that the styling on the midriff. It’s designed to sit 1″ above the natural waistline… that isn’t the best style for me because my small waist is one of my better features that I usually like to make the most of.

Anyway, Happy Halloween!

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Foster October 8, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Darling!

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Katherine October 8, 2011 at 7:54 pm

This is so much fun! I love the neckline detail :)

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Debs October 9, 2011 at 1:17 am

This is so cute! Love it!

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brocobelle October 10, 2011 at 2:34 am

You look absolutely MAGIC! Love the dress and your choice of textiles.

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practicalgirl October 11, 2011 at 10:43 am

Love it! Detailing at the neckline is really cute.

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