Added Jan 30, 2014
This was my 2012 Halloween costume! I loved Snow’s costume in the Snow White & the Huntsman movie, so I decided to use it for inspiration for my costume. I used the Simplicity 1773 pattern.
The overdress went together well, and I didn’t make any alterations except adjusting the fit of the bodice. I sprinkled little crimson glass iron-on rhinestones and embroidered little designs in green and burgundy on the bodice and over-sleeves. The bodice is fully lined and interfaced, and boned in a few places. I also added little burgundy and green tassels with brown feathers on them to the bottom bands of the over-sleeves.
The underdress is a really lovely shape. I think the square, wide neck is gorgeous! I added gussets under the arms to allow movement, and I added about an inch and a half to the length of the sleeve because I have extra-long arms. I also used small brass grommets and brown leather cord to lace up the lower arms, instead of buttons as the pattern called for. I embroidered vine motifs along the hem of the sleeve in olive green too. The neckline is decorated with rusched/gathered green iridescent silk ribbon. The pattern called for self-fabric gathered strips for this detail, but I found some 1 1/2" wide floral ribbon that I wanted to use. It was wired ribbon, so I pulled the wire out and then gathered it before sewing it to the neck.
I have only just found time to photograph it — and with the rare snow in Georgia this week, I had to take the opportunity to get some Snow White & the Huntsman-esque pics! My sister said I should have posed with a “poison” apple… but all we had in the kitchen was an avocado and that didn’t seem good enough. :)
Burgundy & Grey-Green Striped Cotton Fabric, Burgundy Slubby Silk Fabric, Burgundy Cotton Lining Fabric, Burgundy Glass Iron-on Rhinestones, 1/4" Featherlight Boning, Interfacing, Tan Leather Cording, Burgundy Velvet 1/3" Ribbon, Thread.
Dark Green Cotton Fabric, Dark Green Iridescent 1 1/2" Silk Ribbon, Green Zipper, Gold 3/16" Metal Grommets, Dark Brown Leather Cording.
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