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Halloween Costumes 2009: Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet

Added Nov 3, 2009

by qsogirl

Baltimore Area, ...






I used Butterick 3648 for Husband’s jacket and pants and Butterick 6630 (dress A) for my dress. Neither pattern was an “easy” one, but they both were reasonable in their difficulty. The directions were clear, and the sizing came out the way I expected (I lengthened the torso pieces and leg pieces for Husband since he’s tall and otherwise followed the patterns exactly.). Husband made his top hat out of cardboard and covered it with leftover fabric from his pants.

Material Notes

dress: embroidered polyester (looks like raw silk) and lace I had on hand
jacket: polyester suiting (and leftover silk scraps for lining)
pants: polyester suiting
various weights of interfacing




Garment Type
Evening Wear, Romantic
Lace/Sequins, Polyester


Butterick 3648
Butterick 6630

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    Jan 27, 2010, 09.38 PMby florentinalola

    i love the blue dress look.

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    Nov 6, 2009, 03.30 AMby momsgotanewhobby

    What an excellent and original costume idea. Daughter who loves this book and the films is over my shoulder flipping out with “How awesome they look!!!”

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    Nov 5, 2009, 02.38 AMby d3liriums4m4

    These look fantastic. Very nicely fitted, and well put together. You look great together!

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    Nov 4, 2009, 06.33 PMby vickles

    What an awesome idea! You both look very snappy, and they look beautifully made!

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    Nov 4, 2009, 01.21 PMby ncn6

    Damn, I would love to see my boyfriend dressed up as Mr. Darcy…. he’s quite tall too, and I’m sure he would look smashing in this outfit! Great job!

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    Nov 4, 2009, 05.23 AMby buzzybee

    Gorgeous! May I ask, what did you wear on your wedding day? This certainly qualifies for a wedding… So clever about the hat making too! You should definitely wear this dress for an occasion other than just Halloween – perhaps for a Ball or someone elses Wedding (only if the brides dress is more elaborate, check this out!)

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    Nov 4, 2009, 04.20 AMby cquinn13

    gorgeous fabric in your dress! you did an excellent job with these, I can’t believe that hat was made out of cardboard!

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    Nov 3, 2009, 11.00 PMby medea

    oh, that looks so awesome! great job, I love pride and prejudice ^^

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