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Briar Rose Halloween Costume

Added Oct 17, 2011

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






We asked and you answered: What should we make for Halloween? Thanks to BurdaSyle member ApplesofAvalon for commenting and recommending the idea of a fairy take heroine in this blog post!

La Belle au bois Dormant, the famous French fairytale by Charles Perrault, was made into a Disney animated picture in 1959, illustrating the story of princess Aurora, or Sleeping Beauty. To sum up the story, a curse is put on princess Aurora and she is forced to go into hiding, and during this time becomes Briar Rose, living in a woodland cottage with the animals.

The final image is where we pulled the look from. A dirndl pattern was the perfect template for this project— and to make things even easier we simplified it: We left out the apron, left out the trimming on the hem, and left out the ruffle on the top bodice. For the bodice we used black velvet and for the skirt we used light blue silk to emulate Briar Rose’s outfit. Underneath, the Susan blouse, with it’s wide sleeves and pretty detailing, was perfect for the undershirt.

Material Notes

Bodice: Cotton velvet, 150 cm (59 in) wide, for the bodice: 0.60 m (3/4 yd) for all sizes.

Skirt: Silk, 150 cm (59 in) wide, for the skirt: 2.00 m (2 1/4 yds). Batiste, 140 cm (55 in) wide, as lining for bodice: 0.70 m (7/8 yd).




Garment Type
Victorian, Vintage

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    Sep 20, 2013, 06.38 PMby Jenna Buck

    Where is the pattern for this dress? I would really like to sew this but I can’t find the pattern anywhere!

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    May 20, 2012, 06.18 PMby DebCarrDesigns

    My favorite Disney princess for YEARS!! The young model is a beautiful Briar Rose Has anyone tried to make the “Aurora” gown?

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    Oct 19, 2011, 04.25 AMby Donkeyschon

    She looks pretty

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    Oct 19, 2011, 04.23 AMby Donkeyschon

    Oh. That is Great but i would call this Rapunzel or Graetchen. Es sieht sehr gut aus!

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    Oct 18, 2011, 06.49 PMby alymac

    how do i get the pattern?

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    Oct 18, 2011, 12.38 PMby WagDoll

    This is so pretty, you look gorgeous. I would wear the bodice section with a black pencil skirt for day wear LOL! x

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      Oct 19, 2011, 03.47 PMby nouvellegamine

      … that’s a really good idea. hmmmm, my head is swimming with possibilities!

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    Oct 18, 2011, 06.06 AMby nouvellegamine

    so pretty! you make a wonderful aurora!

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    Oct 18, 2011, 03.12 AMby susanne2011

    It’s supercute, looks great on you! Me personally, I’ll probably dress in some sort of ridiculous outfit, like a toothbrush or robot or something like that. I always fear that if I wear a pretty outfit like this people wonder whether I have actually dressed up or normally walk around in outfits like this. But that is also because there is not such a big tradition for Halloween over here.

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    Oct 17, 2011, 09.47 PMby BlancheOfArts

    This looks great, I would wear this outfit in everyday life. You look like a true Briar Rose. <3

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    Oct 17, 2011, 09.28 PMby applesofavalon

    You chose my idea! Yay! What a beautiful costume you made! Still working on my Little Red Riding Hood costume. I hope it turns out as pretty as yours! :)

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    Oct 17, 2011, 04.00 PMby carottesauvage

    You tell me! :)

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    Oct 17, 2011, 03.53 PMby carottesauvage

    You look like Catherine Deneuve in Jacques Demy’s Peau d’ane! (Another fairy tale by Perrault btw )
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      Oct 17, 2011, 03.58 PMby alisondahl

      Oh-la-la, now those costumes in that film are amazing! Funny how ‘Peau d’ane’ sounds so much nicer than ‘Donkey Skin’!

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