Added Oct 31, 2013
A friend requested a Halloween costume for her daughter this year who is 6’2". She has never had a costume fit her before. Her favorite look is Christine Daae in Phantom of the Opera. The gypsy look, so this is what I made for her. The skirt is draped, original design. With her being 6’2" pattern length, was not conducive to the fabric width, so I draped a skirt, cutting sections of fabric on the bias and sewing them together diagonally. The chemise is modified from Historical Simplicity #9769 Removed the short sleeve, and lengthened to floor adding a ruffle and antique laces. The corset is a modification of Simplicity 5006, I opened it in the front and added a busk, rather than a closed front, I also constructed it differently by adding steel boning over the bust and making it a five layered construction for durability and leaving it some flex, so she can breath! Built it with a muslin core rather than coutil. The lace hip scarf and crossbody bag are original pieces. I will add more photos later. The skirt is not pictured in full, but I have included a nice shot of the Chemise with just the finished corset over it.
Cotton Muslin, Antique lace and buttons. Used vintage embroidery thread for the button “frogs” The skirt and corset are cottons and blends.
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