How fun and striking is this look?! Totally on trend with the A-line silhouettes this season – honest! Have a look at my on trend write up to prove it. I love that you could whip this up and still wear it all year round. And such a lovely, simple shape, it’ll take no time at all to put together. For a pattern, here’s a cheap A-line dress pattern you can try.
Here are some yellow fabrics and yellow fabric paints for some options. And if you’re not a fan of yellow, you could always be a carrot!
No not that scary, horror Carrie… well you could! We were thinking Carrie Bradshaw. Rumours of a third Sex and the City Movie are rife! Go for a topical option with our fantastic white organza and whip up that infamous skirt that you can flaunt day or night – make the layers a little longer if it’s a little “young”.
Make yourself a classy LBD (little black dress) you can jazz up with accessories for Halloween then wear as a cocktail dress afterwards. We’ve got some luxurious black fabrics like our Black Organic Cotton Sateen, our Black Hemp Silk Charmeuse and our Raw Black Silk.
Bonnie & Clyde
A classier way to approach Halloween. A particularly great one if you’re not quite sure how serious everyone is taking it, or if you’re entering a “new” crowd – nothing worse than turning up completely over the top.
For the top, I’d head straight to our bargain basement for a cheap steal – that yellow top could easily be achieved with just one square of fabric. Check out this amazing article by Franki about how to put a t-shirt together using just a fabric square. And the skirt is a lovely shape and incredibly easy to sew together. For the fabric I’d go for something a little thicker – have a browse through this “Winter Skirt” section of the fabric shop for some inspiration!
An off-the-shoulder number, it’s really rather a sweet dress (I’d make it a few inches longer to be a little more “appropriate” as a day dress). This pattern is a little harder with a woven fabric, as you’ve got to manoeuvre around busts, hips and shoulders, so a knitted fabric might be a better idea.
I love this costume! If you can go coordinate with Bert, the chimney sweep, it makes the costume even more successful somehow! I really like that the whole thing is comprised of incredibly wearable pieces, with some simple, bright red accessorising and flowers on the hat to complete the piece. Shirts are a little trickier to sew, but if you can manage it, I’d make a detachable frill collar onto a mandarin stand. The skirt is an incredibly straightforward A-Line skirt in a dark colour – again, have a quick look in the Winter Skirt section for some ideas.