Refashion Runway Sewalong Week Five: Halloween

What to be for Halloween?  Cowgirl?  Indian?  Fairy?  As Daughter has grown, the answers have changed.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This year, when she saw the pile I collected for a costume, what she was most of all was SKEPTICAL.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Really, what was going to come of this orange bridesmaid dress, black lace dress, black skirt, garage sale bag of ribbon…and a pink doll’s hat?  It was the hat that got her.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

“Oh ye of little faith,” I said, “This year I am dressing you AS Halloween.”

First was the bad hat…a little help from spray paint, netting from the green dress makeover, and chickens…and, Ta-dah!  A HAT!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The hat makes me wish there was a living being a millner these days.  It is so much fun to take bits and pieces and CREATE!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The bodice was a good fit and I liked the length, but I wanted something quite a bit more dramatic.  The cumberband was coming off anyway, so we removed it in earnest. And, replaced it with a  black lace corset with white foundation that gives contrast and style.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Gores added to the side gave more fullness.  The slit up the front with ruffles opened things up, too. Underneath went the top layer of the black skirt and some orange netting from my big pile of junk.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Shoulder  decorations add interest, too.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

When it all came together it was a Halloween-Steampunk-dress up dream…at least for me, but Daughter seems to think the dream came true for her, too.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Visit Refashion Runway to see more Halloween creations…it is such a good time to let imagination run wild.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

If you want to see more refashion fun, Halloween style, visit Refashion Runway and vote for your favorite.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

19 thoughts on “Refashion Runway Sewalong Week Five: Halloween

  1. The hat is simply adorable and makes the whole outfit. When added to that hairstyle, she would be at home in the 1890s, I think! You did a great job, from head to hem!

  2. My daughter is standing her, looking over my shoulder and asking me to do similar. She has borrowed a ballet outfit and is planning to be a steampunk ballerina. you did a wonderful job.

  3. How creative! I love the details everywhere – you have a great eye. You also have a lovely model – with a good sense of humour, it would seem 🙂

Thanks for taking the time to comment. It is nice to hear from you.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s