While not exactly Retro, I love how this costume came about. A friend of mine was throwing a Halloween/Birthday party with a Harry Potter theme.  She was going as Nearly Headless Nick so I thought it would be fun to be a fellow ghost and go as the Grey Lady. I was in a Vintage [...]

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I had some bright red cotton sateen (medium weight) laying about and I ended up turning it into a lovely dress with a boat neck, sleeveless, drop waist dress with a circle skirt. Using my own torso sloper, I extended the hip line down a couple more inches to give it a lower waist drop. [...]