With Halloween coming quickly, I needed to do a little sewing to get our little one ready for her first round of trick-or-treating. This awesome tutorial from Climbing the Willow had the pattern that I needed for a sweet little a-line dress (in multiple sizes, too!).
With pattern in hand, I went about figuring out how to get the proportions right, and a few additional questions. Here’s what I can share with you:
- For the 18-month-old size dress, 7″ stripes were just right for that perfect candy corn look.
- I used inexpensive cotton broadcloth, and because of this, decided to line the dress with an extra layer of white broadcloth. I still did facings for the neckline and sleeve openings, but used two layers of fabric (striped and white) for the front and back panels).
- For the hat, I found an extra birthday hat in our party supplies, covered it with white cardstock, and replaced the thin, sure-to-break elastic with 1/4″ elastic (stapled to the inside). Easy and cute and no big deal if she loses it!
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