Halloween Inspired Dress + link to free pattern
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Halloween is one of my favorite Holidays to sew for. There is always the cutest fabrics to choose from. Sew your own Halloween Dress with your favorite pattern or use my free peasant dress pattern! (Free peasant dress pattern comes in sizes 12 mo to 14 yrs.)
(Originally published 10/2011)
I finished up this little Halloween dress yesterday just in time for us to go outside a take a few pictures before the sun went down.
This little peasant dress turned out so cute!
I’d bought the purple fabric last year to make her a dress, but never got around to it, so I wanted to be sure to finish the dress early this year. (I also made it a little big so she will be able to wear it next year and maybe the year after too.)
The purple fabric came from Hancock Fabrics (now out of business) but the coordinating fabrics came from a Riley Blake fat quarter set I bought last month.
This particular fat quarter set is almost impossible to find anymore, but Craftsy and Fabric.com have a huge selection of reasonably priced fat quarter sets to browse through.
If you would like to make a similar dress, you can use my free peasant dress pattern, found here: peasant dress pattern.
I shirred the sleeve edges instead of inserting elastic. (I love the way the shirring makes the sleeve edge ruffle up.)
I used the tutorial from TaDa! Creations to add the ruffle and bottom band.
I debated on whether to use the green polka dot fabric as the bottom band or an orange polka dot. In the end, I went with the green since I already had the coordinating ribbon in my stash. Plus, (you can’t really see it in the photos) the cat eyes on the purple fabric are the same color green.
Photo bomb… Had to include this one too!
Next on my list are some Halloween-themed shorts for my son, and I have one other project in mind for the fat quarter set. It’s a surprise, hopefully, I will get it finished soon to show off for you later this week!
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.
Wow, I love this dress its so cool. What amazing material.
This dress is adorable! Perfect for Halloween! I have yet to try shirring, but it looks so fun! Thanks for sharing at the Stache Party! I hope you'll come back next month to link up!
This is the cutest! And your little model makes it even better. 🙂 Great job making it so festive & very fun! Thanks so much for linking up at Show & Share! SO happy that you did!
Cute dress…and model! 🙂
I love it!! I wish I could sew..
Your dress is super cute. I love all the Halloween ideas I've been seeing and yours is so bright and cheerful! 🙂
So lovely and spooky ;)tml
So cute! Found you through Sew Woodsy.
Love the combination of fabrics! The ruffle down the middle makes it so adorable!
Oh, this is so darling! I love love love the ruffle down the front! Thank you so much for linking up to my Everything Halloween party!
Darling dress! Perfect for October 🙂
So cute and I love the colors!!
Very Cute! I cannot sew so jealous of your skills
This dress is so cute (but the model IS cuter:) and I like the green pokadot fabric on the bottom for sure! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Visiting from MidWestern Sewing Girl's linky party (Everything Halloween)
~Suzanne in NW Illinois
Oh my gosh! How cute! I love all the colors you used.
Super cute dress. I made a Halloween candy corn scarf to share this week.