Wednesday, October 23, 2013

NO more Halloween Dresses, I promise. Last one.

My kid, really really really likes scary stuff. She was born that way.
She was always disappointed when the bad guy looses his battle.
She loves the Wicked Witch. 
She is referred to as the evil Genius in our house. 
I have an equally opposite Son, who would NEVER play the bad guy in pretend. And together they are quite the pair!
Soooo, Halloween is a favorite of hers. She gets to wear the spookiest stuff, and celebrate her love of scary.
This is the last Dress, I promise.
I was just loving this fabric by Alexander Henry: Ghastlies!
 My Favorite part is the rhinestone Zipper. I am just loving all of the notions that are out now. Little touches that really stand out. 

I used THIS Simplicity Pattern. I would say it is a good one for beginners. It was not very difficult. I used a trim instead of making ruffles for the black. 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

A Ghastly Dress, just Ghastly.

 Ghastly Ghouls and Candy Hoarders... October is upon us. 
Where did the summer go??
My Daughter has requested a few dresses, this is the first of the two. The Pettiskirt is separate and can be pulled up higher or pushed a little lower for a longer dress. It can be worn separate with a cute shirt.
And the dress is a little cooler in this Texas heat without it... so I made sure it was a separate piece!

I used McCalls Pattern found here in size 6, and added 5 inches to the bottom of the dress, and 5 inches to the bottom of the skirt.
Fabric is Alexander Henry Ghastlies in Mauve and Varying Fabrics from JoAnn Fabric.