Mood recently received some new prints that are absolutely to die for. This skull print was screaming Day of the Dead vibes and I knew I needed to make something festive with it. Originally, I was imagining an adorable bomber jacket, but after seeing how bouncy and delightful it is in person, a skirt became a necessity. After pairing it with The Cosmos Dress sewing pattern, it’s now a bewitchingly cute dress, perfect for warm cider and pumpkin picking on a fall day or for staying chic at the next Halloween party!
Fabrics & materials used:
- 4 yards Multicolor Skull Printed Wrinkled Faux Plisse
- 1 yard Charcoal Gray Solid Organic Twill
- 1 yard Gray Cupro Twill Lining
- Size 3 Hook & Eyes
- 24″ Invisible Zipper
- MDF007 – The Cosmos Dress Sewing Pattern (free download below!)
The Cosmos Dress – Free Dress Sewing Pattern
For details on sizing and construction, please visit the full Cosmos Dress tutorial here!
For this redux, I nixed the side and back bodice pieces from the original pattern and decided to make the lace overlay a solid twill. This meant cutting the overlay pieces from my lining as well, so the entire top portion of this dress is lined with cupro.
This faux plisse fabric is absolutely stunning, so it did most of the work for me. The top layer has a smooth, nylon-like feel to it, and is fused to a backing in a way that makes it just slightly three dimensional. The raised textured almost gives the fabric an embroidered look to it, which looks incredible when it comes to the scale of a double full circle skirt. I can’t stop twirling around in it!
Since I changed up the bodice a little bit by skipping the original back bodice piece, I played around with the back overlay piece from the pattern. It’s meant for a stretch fabric, so I opted to add a panel of the plisse in the back as well, both to break up the solid gray and to be sure I had enough ease to work with.
I love the final look! I can’t wait to wear it to a Halloween event. What about you? Have you made anything with this fabric yet? I’d love to hear more ideas for it!
Courtney, love the way you made the bodice look like a vest. Using other fabric, this view is nice for many other occasions. Great job!
Thank you so much!