Halloween doesn’t need to just be monsters and ghouls! If you’re looking to dress up this year, but still look absolutely fabulous, you can’t go wrong with a period piece. Sure, flapper dresses have been pretty popular lately, but rather than getting the generic spaghetti strap sheath you can find at any costume shop, why not sew your own more authentic-looking dress?
Fabrics & materials used:
- 1 panel Black Geometric Fringe Lace
- 1.5 yards Latte Wool Crepe
- 15″ Black Invisible Zipper
- 1.5 yards 12″ Black Fringe
- 1.5 yards 8″ Champagne Chainette Fringe
- McCalls 2401
Despite all the thin-strapped dresses that have come to be associated with the 20’s, many silhouettes were actually sleeveless v-necks. Luckily, Mood carries a nearly perfect pattern! McCall’s 2401 has several different sheath dress options, including a v-neck.
I only needed to make 3 alterations: I left off the sleeves, I shortened the hem by about 4″, and I left out 4 of the 6 darts (only leaving the two side bust darts).
Once the dress was made using the crepe and fringe lace, I simply stitched on a layer of black and a layer of champagne fringe 6″ from the skirt hem. Voila! Flapper!
The headpiece took about 2 seconds flat. The feather brooch, which comes with a pin attached to the back, was just pinned to some pleated velvet trim. I stitched the trim ends together at the back, but they could be easily glued, pinned, or connected with snaps – no sewing necessary!
All in all, it’s a fairly cute ensemble that might not even need to be kept in the closet until Halloween! Where else would you love to wear this fun dress?