Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Halloween Costumes 2014: Little Red Riding Hood & the Big, Bad Wolf

Little Red Riding Hood & the Big Bad Wolf

Little Red Riding Hood was sick with a confirmed case of the flu the week of Halloween, so sewing the costume was more last minute than planned due to extra snuggles and not being sure if she'd even need it.  But things were looking up on Halloween and she went to school.  Friends and a cousin even joined her for trick or treating that evening.

McCall's 6187
Adjustments to the bodice: made the bodice 5/6 width but 7/8 length.  Added at least 3 inches to the height of the bodice front for modesty/coverage (who wrote this pattern for little girls and what were they thinking on the lowness of the neckline?!?) and added an inch or so to the back bodice neckline.  Skirt adjustments:  I added fullness and length to both the skirt and the apron.
Sleeve adjustments: I lengthened the sleeves to be around just above her elbows.
The hood is lined.

Main fabrics are Riley Blake:
Black on Black Basics
Country Girls by Tasha Noel C3645 & C3642

The lace, ribbon, rick rac, white fabric and red fabric for the lining are from Jo Ann's 

The Big, Bad Wolf.
Brown hoodie ordered online, felt pieces glued on.  Easy.

Idea from Between U&Me
Instructions from Martha Stewart

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