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Halloween Inspired Dress + link to free pattern

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.)

Sew an Easy Halloween Peasant dress with this free peasant dress pattern (free pattern comes in sizes 12 month to 14y) #peasantdress #freepattern

(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.

Sew your own Halloween Peasant Dress with your favorite pattern or use my free peasant dress pattern!  (Free peasant dress pattern comes in sizes 12 mo to 14 yrs.)

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.

Sew your own Halloween Peasant Dress with your favorite pattern or use my free peasant dress pattern!  (Free peasant dress pattern comes in sizes 12 mo to 14 yrs.)

Sew your own Halloween Peasant Dress with your favorite pattern or use my free peasant dress pattern!  (Free peasant dress pattern comes in sizes 12 mo to 14 yrs.)

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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17 Comments

  1. 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!
    Stephanie
    mylilpumpkinpatch.blogspot.com

  2. This is the cutest! And your little model makes it even better. ๐Ÿ™‚ Great job making it so festive & very fun! Thanks so much for linking up at Show & Share! SO happy that you did!

  3. Love the combination of fabrics! The ruffle down the middle makes it so adorable!

  4. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    Visiting from MidWestern Sewing Girl's linky party (Everything Halloween)

    ~Suzanne in NW Illinois