Vintage Sewing

One Short Day in the Emerald City….

November 4, 2014

Well Hello Everyone! I am incredibly sorry that it has been so long since my last post but alas, between working a second job and trying to fit in family time my life has been literally too hectic for crafting!! This idea all started when I had a sudden desire to make my own costume this year for Halloween. I absolutely love Halloween and everything about it! This time of year the leaves are beautiful, Jack-O-Lanterns fill the steps of houses, people get to dress up in fun costumes and just have a great time. To be honest, I have never really had much interest in making my own costume before because I (shamefully) have always bought a pre-packaged one or just threw on a pair of wings and a tiara and called it good! 

This year I decided to take my costume fate into my own hands and see what I could come up with. I knew that I wanted it to have a fun 50’s retro-vibe to it and came up with the idea of being a “Wicked Housewife” after finding this wonderful wicked witch silhouetted fabric at Jo-Ann’s (It was even on sale! I’m telling you it was totally fate!) I found this fabulous Simplicity pattern with a princess seamed bodice, full circle skirt and cute retro bow detail at the waist and decided to take the plunge 🙂 

I chose view B with the Added bow :)
I chose view B with the Added bow 🙂

With this dress I did a lot of firsts! It was my first time making a princess seamed bodice, using horsehair braid, and doing a full lining! I am so incredibly pleased with the way it turned out! For more construction details and photos check out my blog at Frillz, Mistakes and Fun!


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