Added Oct 22, 2008
The theme for a halloween party was “classic costumes.” I chose french maid, and this outfit was born. The skirt is a circle skirt in black satin trimmed in white tatted lace. The shirt was a simple off the shoulder shift of cotton gauze with ribbon run through the top and arms instead of elastic. The corset is a black cotton velvet civil war corset, fully boned with metal boning and a busk up the front. The apron was added last. The real key to the outfit was the corset.
Corset: Black cotton velvet, metal boning and busks, tightly woven lining material, and metal two part grommets.
Skirt: Black Satin, white tatted lace.
Shirt: White cotton gauze, white ribbon.
Apron: White cotton, white lace.
Headpiece: White lace.
Enter to win weekly drawings and a fabulous grand prize!
The lines of Greek architecture inspire this neutral and pastel collection.
Meg's Magazine Mash Up!
Check out Meg's variation of our Drawstring Gym Shorts, and see how she made them high-fashion!
Meet this seamstress, mom, jeans lover, and the instructor of our digital pattern drafting course!
Pattern of the Week
This timeless style ties at the back and looks stunning at formal events
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.