Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Halloween 2014 - Little Red Riding Hood

Oops! Well, this post is a little overdue! 
For Halloween, Will & I Dressed up as Little Red Riding Hood & The Big Bad Wolf. 
 For his costume, we hit up GoodWill and picked out an old lady housedress, complete with tassles. We got glasses that we punched the lenses out of, and I made a slapdash sleeping hat out of a remnant of quilting cotton I had laying around.  (Stash bustin' - YESSSSSSS!!)

For my costume, I sewed up a quick full circle skirt using the ever handy Circle Skirt App from the fabulous Ladies at By Hand London. I had this red cotton on hand, and I've been trying to whittle away at my stash. I'm pretty sure it was an "as-is" buy from Ikea, and was born into this world as a sheet set. Does anyone else look for sheet sets for fun projects like this? 
I finished the hem of the skirt with a red horse hair braid that I ordered from this seller on Etsy - fast, excellent shipping. I highly recommend!


For the hood, I used that same cotton and based the hood off of a vintage pattern I have (and can't remember the name of right this second).

Found it!

For the bodice of the cape, I basically drew out the length of the edge of the hood, and cut it on the bias and attached the two. I fully lined the red cape with red and white gingham I found at Goodwill (I think a yard length was $5??) so no seams showed at the neckline.

I finished the edge of the cape with the rest of the horsehair braid I had. Ties were made with red grosgrain ribbon I had on hand - easy peasy!

The silly little apron was made with another stash piece - a 100% modal sheet. I basically made a long waist tie, a middle piece and a longer ruffle for the bottom. Modal is a bitch cut out. It is super, super drapey and shifty, so the ruffle ended up uneven, but Halloween so who cares!

Total cost of my costume: $20.95
$14.95 - horsehair braid
$  5.00 - gingham fabric
$  1.00 - basket

Will's Costume: $22.98
$9.99 Granny Housedress
$4.99 Glasses
$8.00 Mask


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