Today I am busy making Tino’s Halloween costume.
Tomorrow is fast approaching, but I need a break from tiny sleeves and armholes, so I though I would share a costume from a few years ago.
This is Snow White with her trusty side-kick, Happy.
With the help of Simplicity 2813, I came up with a decent version of Disney’s Snow White.
My research started with the 1937 animated film. From there, I did a few internet searches to find still images. There are quite a few variations out there, but I wanted to take most of my ideas from the film.
The one thing I really did not like about the pattern was the cheap looking sleeve treatment. The pattern advises you to fuse sections of one fabric to another with raw edges - ick! It took a bit more time, but I cut an inner and outer sleeve. I created a template for my cutouts a bit more tear-drop shaped than the pattern, cut those templates with seam allowances, sewed right side to right side on my outersleeve, clipped the seams, and turned to the inside before invisibly stitching the facings down. The inside sleeve was then basted to the outer sleeve, right side to wrong side and treated as a single piece for gathering and setting in.
More information about the construction may be found over on Pattern Review.
For Happy, I used Simplicity 3939 as a basic pattern base to help with sleeve placement.
His beard was a happy mistake. I knew that a bit of elastic was going to be necessary to keep any kind of hat on his head, but I really did not want it to show. Lucky me, most of the dwarfs have little beards, and a small chunk of fiberfill folded over the elastic and sewed down took care of disguising the elastic. In the end, I think the beard really made the costume!
And now I really must get back to his costume, for tomorrow is Halloween!
Dress, Cape and Collar: Made by Me. (Simplicity 2813)
Petticoat: Made by Me. (Simplicity 5006)
Wig: "Bettie Page" wig from Party City
Shoes: from Lacis