My more than just Halloween Dress!

Hi All

I’m finally getting round to showing you guys my more than just a Halloween Dress, i was inspired by Vicky @sewstainability and Elle @sewpositivity to try and be more environmentally friendly with my makes so instead of just creating a dress that i would wear once for Halloween, i could wear year round!

I found this fabric on Ebay and it was a mere £7.98 for 2 metres with free postage! But once it arrived, I was a little stumped on what dress to make at first but after discussions with Lisa @sewlastminutelisa, finally decided on using Pauline Alice Patterns Aldaia Dress there is a whooping 27 different options to make it yours!

I decided on the View B Bodice with View A Elbow Length Sleeves and View C 6 Gore Skirt. According to the Sizing Guide i was a 46, only alteration i made was to the sleeves as i usually do with my short arms.

The instructions were quite clear on how to sew the dress but I did have to refer to other parts of the instructions as I have combined 3 different parts of each version of the dress but I got there in the end.

For some reason I couldn’t get my darts on the bodice to match with the seams on the skirt hence why I used a quite apt ‘imperfect’ side seam label by Kylie and The Machine. You wouldn’t know as the pattern is quite busy but I know and you know what I ain’t going to let it bother me as at the end of the day, I’ve sewn it and I like it so monkeys to anyone else!

I really do like finishing my hems with a twin needle it gives really good looking results. My Mr Singer (Quantum Stylist 9960) actually behaves quite well for this task.

So here is my finished Dress and you know it’s such a good fit to say I’ve not used Pauline Alice Patterns before and especially not having to shorten the Skirt either! Win win in my book!

So here i am out in the Garden to get a bit of natural light while it lasts! This Dress highlights my good bits so i’ll be definitely making more 🙂

Thank you to the Biggest lad for being my Photographer.

So if you haven’t tried Pauline Alice Patterns yet i would highly recommend them for fitting straight out of the packet.

Happy Sewing!

Sal x

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