Happy Halloween! Pattern Review: Simplicity 2054 [Grim Reaper]

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Pattern: Simplicity 2054 (View A)
Fabric: poly knit from Joann Fabrics
Size: 10/12

Tights: iParty
Boots: Michael Kors

No, this isn’t my zombie Halloween costume I’ve been working on, but instead a costume to wear to work today (you know, zombies aren’t a work-place friendly costume.  Blood and everything).  After seeing Sarah’s Grim Reaper costume, it seemed like a quick and easy idea to whip up.  The most challenging part was getting the makeup right.  Sadly, I didn’t make any little children scared today but I did get some gasps and double takes from customers.

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As far as sewing the pattern goes, the only part I needed the instructions for was the construction of the cowl scarf.  Other than that, it’s a simple straight up-and-down long sleeve knit dress.  If I was to make this again (out of a cozy sweater knit or something), I’d do a complete size 10 instead of a 10 graded into a 12 – it was little baggy and I like my knit dresses fitted.  A belt I had in my closet was an easy solution.

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The cowl also double as a fabulous hood.

What are your Halloween plans?  Did you get rained/blown away by Sandy and have parties later this week?  My Halloween party is Saturday night, so I’ll definitely post pictures next week of my real costume, complete with a “zombie survivor” boyfriend that I’ll try to attack all night long.


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