I don’t know about you but I struggle with seasonal makes that have a limited life span where clothes are concerned. I’m not a fan of a one trick pony where my hard worked upon makes are worn only once so I decided so I’d adapt the pattern so one side is Halloween themed, and the reverse matches but is a generic fabric that can be worn at any time.
I used the McCall M5416 which isn’t actually a reversible dress but it’s very easy to adapt the pattern… In fact I think it’s easier to make it a reversible dress rather than make a yoke with interfacing! I simply cut the main dress pieces out twice in my 2 different fabrics, sewed them together as per the pattern instructions as if the other side was the yoke and then hemmed with some lace edge bias trim (which I’m completely in love with, and a little bit addicted to)
So here’s the Halloween side, made with Timeless Treasures Black Skulls
I thought I’d jazz it up with a couple of spotty pockets to match the bias trim and this dress will be great for autumn and winter this year over a long sleeved top. I love this style of dress as it seems to last in to the following year as a top.
The other change that I made was to for go the buttons and add some star shaped KAM snaps instead. I find KAM snaps are pretty addictive, do you agree?
What are you making for Halloween?