I told you I was waiting to share Hannie's Halloween costume and I finally got the tutorial done for you today. Last year for Halloween she went as Audrey Hepburn, and this year she decided a long time ago that she wanted "to be someone old again." Which to her, meant different. She was adamant that she wanted to have a costume that no one else had.
So, she and I brainstormed and this is what we came up with....
We took our inspiration from this image. A 60's mod dress with a pin-tucked bodice, straight sleeves and a full skirt.
And here is the pattern for you. The best part about the dress is that it is also the perfect Holiday dress shape. I couldn't help myself and made another one in purple taffeta for some upcoming Holiday events--I will show you our little purple number on Wednesday.
Do you want some more good news?
I am including the pattern pieces I drafted for this dress. The pattern pieces below that I drafted are the equivalent to a pattern size 5, with a 24 inch chest. In ready-to-wear-sizing I would put the sizing at about a girls size 7/8 (children are growing like weeds around here!).
(Click on them to go to the pattern pieces)
(If you need a pintuck tutorial, Delia has a great one, go HERE.)
You are going to need to make a circle skirt that is the length of the bottom of your bodice. If you are using the pattern pieces above, the radius for the top of your circle skirt is going to be 3.8 inches (I just cut a little further than the 3.75 inch line on my tape measure and it worked perfectly.)
Here is a great tutorial for how to make a circle skirt if you need one.
(I will show you how to do this on Wednesday so your lining looks perfect on the inside--without hand-stitching--so stay tuned for that tutorial.)
See you Wednesday!