Whether you are making a Halloween costume or a holiday dress, the possibilities are endless & pretty easy... try copying a "pattern" to trace by using something that fits you well that you have in your closet. Make sure to allow a quarter inch extra around all sides for making your seam, and that the fabric's stretch is similar.
I started with a very simple pattern, then added leg warmers & arm warmers by sewing simple tubes.
The bow was from scrap organic fabric, that is also locally woven here in Asheville NC. I only sewed it in two places- one line along each side seam to hold it in place. I added some long sleeves since the weather on Halloween was supposed to be pretty chilly :)
For the paw claw gloves I simply traced a very wide line around all my fingers stretched apart - then made the tips pointy and sewed inside the lines. I LOVE my paw claws!
The finished product below included a wolf hat purchased as a gift for me from a local toy store a while ago, all organic outfit, organic leggings from a local shop, fair wage thigh high socks, fair trade & local lace-y bra, and thrifted 80's pumps!
I was dressed up as HUNGRY LIKE A WOLF, by Duran Duran!
Hope you all had a happy, fun and transformative halloween...
What did you dress up as? Did you upcycle, recycle or reuse?