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Halloween 2010 - Red Riding Hood

Added Nov 5, 2010

by violetsky

London, United K...






I needed a costume that I could keep warm in, and this ended up being perfect for it. I based the top of the dress on Burda’s Wiesn, which I lowered the neckline, the skirt bit I made up as I went along. I also made up the petticoat and cape. I think I burnt a lot of brain cells trying to make things work. I do love making costumes because if they go a little wrong it doesn’t matter too much, so I always try and teach myself new skills while doing them. This outfit taught me how to do facings properly, princess seams, and improve my button hole technique.

The total cost of this was £12 for 4m of fabric (2m of tulle and 2m of velvet), the dress was made out of old black fitted sheet, and the rest from my stash of odds and ends.

Material Notes

Black bed sheet, small amout of red cotton, crushed maroon velvet, spiderweb tulle, star buttons, elastic, ribbon, toggle button.




Garment Type
Goth/Gothic Lolita, Other, Romantic
Cotton, Tulle, Velvet

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    Dec 16, 2015, 04.51 AMby cbsheff

    OMG I love this idea. What is the last picture of; did you make a slip? And I LOVE that this was made from a sheeeeeet!

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    Nov 7, 2010, 04.28 AMby cquinn13

    LOVE the cape, what a gorgeous color!

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      Nov 7, 2010, 06.45 AMby violetsky

      Thank you. The cape caused me the most problems to make, for a start I ordered the wrong colour, which in the end was a blessing as this shade suited me better.

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