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Bernina Halloween 2011 - Steampunk Halloween

Added Oct 23, 2011

by d617

San Diego, Calif...






This is a Steampunk Halloween Costume for my granddaughter. We decided to make it from the Simplicity pattern # 2172. The pattern has a floor length coat & skirt, but she wanted them to be knee length. This was a difficult project for me, but I got it done. There will be a Halloween Party at her home and I can’t wait to hear the comments people will make when she tells her friends that her grandmother made it especially for her.

Material Notes

I used seven yards of satin material for the skirt and coat and seven yards for the lining. The bustier took one yard of fabric and one yard for the lining and a 12" separating zipper for the bustier. The coat has 4 1" buttons and 2 yards of ribbon for the back loops.




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  • Dsci0410_large

    Nov 19, 2011, 02.27 AMby momsgotanewhobby

    Would you believe it has been relegated to the UFO pile? It will get finished because I finally figured out what I was doing wrong. i just ran out of time!

  • Having_fun_large

    Oct 24, 2011, 05.40 PMby d617

    Don’t give up! I had problems too! The first thing I would do is, on the instructions, write the # of each pattern piece so when you read them you can follow it and it will make sense. On # 4 coat lower side front (instructions 3) SEW # 5 coat pocket facing. Turn right side out (instruction 4). Sew # 4 (with # 5 attached) to # 3 coat upper side front and pocket (instructions 5). I hope this makes sense. You will be so very happy with your creation!!!

  • Dsci0410_large

    Oct 24, 2011, 07.46 AMby momsgotanewhobby

    I am so glad that someone has used this pattern recently. I am working on the the front coat/pocket part 3 and pocket facing section part 4/5 (section 5 and 6) in the pattern and I am near to tossing the whole thing. The way it is worded and the way it looks in the pattern instructions just confuses me. Could you advise? My instinct is to just take part 4/5 and sit it on top of part 3, both right sides facing up. The instructions say to put right sides together. How did you do it, your coat looks wonderful!.

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    • Having_fun_large

      Nov 15, 2011, 11.33 PMby d617

      How did your coat turn out?

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