Pattern: Simplicity 2054 (View A)
Fabric: poly knit from Joann Fabrics
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.
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.
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.