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Red Riding Hood BERNINA Halloween 2011

Added Oct 22, 2011

by ladykatza

Acworth, Georgia...






The idea came from a photo I saw of Dragon*Con of a little girl dressed as Red Riding Hood with a twist. I thought “I can do that, but better!”. I used a vintage Simplicity pattern (7120) to make the dress. I used a white floral vintage trim for the waist and decided to make the zipper exposed to give it a modern edge. Instead of making it with a collar I made a detachable rabbit fur peter pan collar (which my daughter loves). All the seems on the dress are finished either by lining, french seems, or bias binding.

The apron is vintage as it belonged to my mother. Probably about 35-40 years old and the coat was a gift. The wolf head was the creation of a friend. More on my blog: http://peanutbuttermacrame.blogspot.com/2011/10/halloween-red-riding-hood.html

Material Notes

red white cotton gingham
white lace style zipper
flower trim for inset
self made bias binding
rabbit fur, black velvet ribbon
vintage apron




Garment Type
Cotton, Leather/Fur

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  • Sam_0020_large

    Jan 25, 2012, 02.26 AMby wardrobe-cat

    WONDERFUL!! My 7 year old daughter would ‘totally rock this’.

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    Oct 24, 2011, 10.57 PMby Renee Newsom

    This pic rocks. I love her looking at her nails as if to make sure that the wolf did not f up the manicure.

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    Oct 24, 2011, 04.32 AMby jennymachete

    So cool! Looks like it could be a premise for a film. I also like that she could easily wear the dress or jacket after Halloween. Well done!

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    Oct 22, 2011, 10.18 PMby priscillared

    I like it! :-)

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      Oct 23, 2011, 12.44 AMby ladykatza

      thank you!

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    Oct 22, 2011, 08.39 PMby MientjiB

    Fabulous! A feminist Red Riding Hood – who needs to be rescued by a man when a girl can do it for herself ;-) The feminine details of the dress are lovely!

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    Oct 22, 2011, 07.29 PMby janul

    wow, the wolf head is incredible!

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      Oct 23, 2011, 12.39 AMby ladykatza

      Thank you! I wish I could take credit but I can’t. http://lionofthesun.com/ Its a ‘recycle’ from the costume he made my son two years ago.

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    Oct 22, 2011, 04.49 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

    This is so awesome and the photos are amazing!

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      Oct 23, 2011, 12.44 AMby ladykatza

      thank you!

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