Added Oct 14, 2012
I needed a fairy tale costume for work but I didn’t want to be a princess or a witch. So, I chose this costume. I used Simplicity’s 0866. I used 2 yards of suede cloth for the overdress and calico cotton for the underdress. I really wanted to learn how to make that corset bustier portion and those basket type sleeves. It wasn’t as hard as I thought but it took forever to cut out the individual sleeve portions.
I also made the cape and the sling carrier for the bow and arrows, plus matching gloves. For the capelet I used Fleecefun’s free pattern for Red Riding hood cape.
I also made the hat yesterday. No pattern I just fussed with felt til I felt ok with it. My boyfriend made the arrows and I’m waiting on the bow.
2 yards suede cloth, 1.5 yard beige cotton, 16 1/2 in buttons, 1 yard lining, 1.5 yard crushed velvet, 1/2 yard of brown corduroy, 18 inch zipper, 1 yard of brown ribbon, 1/2 yard of felt , two feathers, two dowels for the bows
Stock up on our favorite BurdaStyle patterns sewn in white!
Learn How to Sew Knits Successfully With a Sewing Machine
Join Meg Healy in this 6 Week Course, we have just re-opened enrollment for a limited time!
Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014
Take a look at Meg's 2014 Mash Ups, and get the special pattern bundle that includes them all
Live in Fort Collins, Colorado and love sewing? Find out more about this great opportunity!
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.