Halloween Costume

A year ago, I started this Octoberfest costume. I had just finished making my dress form and this was one of my first projects on it. It was a few days before Halloween and I thought that I would be able to finish it in time.












Well, then this happened….:)









I realized that this project wasn’t a priority anymore. I wanted to work on the trailer.
So, this fall I thought that I would finish my Dirndl. My Octoberfest costume was created from Burdastyle magazine’s pattern 117. It is a German magazine, so an Octoberfest costume makes sense.


















I changed the pattern just a bit. The original did not have a tie up front. I added the extra piece in the middle similar to one of the plus size pattern details. I also added piping. The length was also shortened for the skirt and the apron.

The top fabric is cotton that was inspired by 30’s designs. The piping and the skirt are linen.

The white floral fabric underneath was a free dress that I got from a clothing swap party. I cut it to my belly and then rounded out the neckline. I added some white bias tape to the edge of this. I did not touch the sleeves. This saved me some time in not having to make an undershirt.












For the apron I added pockets that would be big enough to carry my waitress ticket book. I worked on halloween and thought that this would be a great costume to wear.



I decided to use some of my decorative stitches as well.











Basically, for the amount of time I put into this, I should have gone to every Halloween party that I was invited to. I took it easy this year though. Now, at least I have an Octoberfest costume and could wear it drinking in the fall.

Have you ever put a lot of time into a costume?

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