10.21.2013

Snow White


Let’s just start by pretending that my peter-pan collar actually meets in the middle as it’s supposed to, okay?


Good.  Glad we got that out of the way.  Now on to the rest of the post.



I knew that I wanted to make at least one Halloween costume this year but I also knew that free time is at a premium around here nowadays so I didn’t want to spend a whole lot of time trying to figure out how to sew random amounts of fun-fur together.  So instead I opted to use a pattern modification that had already been figured by some other kind soul in blog-land.  Just like Janimal, I modified the Oliver and S Puppet Show dress to become a Snow White dress and I followed her directions for creating these lovely pleated sleeves.  O is really into floor-length dresses nowadays so I opted to add some length to the dress by adding 8.5 inches to the bottom.  Because this also resulted in a wider dress I decided to just leave off the hem facing and instead I finished the bottom of the dress with a regular hem.  Also, because this dress is longer than intended I added some extra buttons down the back to accommodate the extra length.  


And can we just talk about these buttons for a second?  I know it's next to impossible to see in these pictures but they’re gold!  And super fancy!  And kind of perfect for this dress!  And I actually had enough of them since I bought two packets of them from an antique store many years ago.  That was a miracle in itself. 



Not a Christmas miracle.
A Halloween miracle.  Which is usually just me not eating all of the Halloween candy before Halloween night.


15 comments:

  1. You did a great job mommy. She looks very pleased

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  2. Peter Pan collar meeting in the middle - nonsense! :) Who made all those rules anyway. LOL. The dress is beautiful. Great job!

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  3. Oh, our babies are looking SO grown-up these days! This looks fantastic, and I bet O is pretty dang pleased with it. :-)

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  4. EEP! Way way cute, that little O. I'm sure she loves it - Em looooves to wear her floor length dress I made 2 years ago that is now decidedly NOT floor length. This one will get lots of wear, I'm sure! Adorable. And pish posh on the collar; wouldn't have noticed if you didn't point it out. ;)

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  5. Honestly, call yourself a dress-maker *everyone* knows that 'floor length dresses' are 'gowns', far more posh for our Snow White!

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  6. Oh my god, this is too fabulous, I love love love it!

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  7. I love it! Gosh, those sleeves are gorgeous! My girl has asked for an Ariel costume for Halloween. I've been wracking my brain for a creative way to make that fish tail...

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  8. this is so awesome. and all of those buttons?! holy moly, mama, now that is love! i love these photos! and that bokeh is amazing!!!

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    1. oh and how could i not comment on those sleeves! those sleeves!!!! wow.

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  9. Fabulous dress - perfect sleeves! Love the pics - she is looking so grown up!

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  10. Oh adorable! The collar's fine!

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  11. Well done! Perfect costume and very well executed (bah to the peter pan collar police)

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  12. Such a beautiful Snow White make... the sleeves are a delight - as is the Peter Pan collar!

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  13. This is such an adorable costume dress! You'll get a lot of use out of this.

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  14. Awesome rendition of Snow White's dress....using the Puppet Show dress as your starting point. Genius!!

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