Shenandoah Costume GIVEAWAY!!!! CLOSED.

October 10, 2008

shenandoah costumeI don't know what it is about them, but I love to sew dresses. I guess that's why I look forward to Halloween so much. I finally have an excuse to go 'all out'. I know, I know, dresses aren't the only Halloween costumes out there....they're just my favorite! And this giveaway was no exception!

I made this early enough so that the winner will get it by Halloween. But honestly, I don't know 'how' I'm going to pack this thing, it's just HUGE! Knowing that I would be giving this away was a little difficult to keep that in mind while sewing it. But I was just so pleased with the final look, it was really worth it! Although, I know it will break my heart to send it off when the time comes but I'm hoping it will go towards someone who could really use it and love it!

The time period of this this costume is set in the 1800s somewhere around the civil war- hence the Shenandoah reference. I used a light olive green taffeta material for the dress. To billow out the bottom the skirt is tiered and I added a crinoline slip. I added black braided trim all around the edges of the skirts and around the sleeves as well as a contrasting white lace trim around the wide pilgrim collar and bodice.
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But what I think makes this so great for Halloween is that the sleeves and skirt are long enough so that you can wear a sweater and jeans in case the temperature drops for the big night (which always seems to happen here in Pennsylvania).
The white billowy undershirt is sewn into the dress and the oversleeves are sewn with a wide tapered cut allowing tons of room.

I also curled Lily's hair in large ringlets as any stylish southern belle might do and pulled it into a side ponytail.

If I had more time I would have made a matching velvet bag that could substitute as a Halloween treat bag. Perhaps the winner could try their hand at making one. I don't think it would be too difficult.

I would say the costume would fit a 3T-4T, depending on your child.


Last day for posts is Wednesday 10/15/08. Winner will be announced Friday morning!

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Nalder family said... Best Blogger Tips

You are so talented!! My girl would love that for halloween. Too cute.

Mama Snow said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, I have never seen such amazing costumes and work. You are extremely talented!

Jess said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute!! My little daughter would love such a poofy dress :) Someday I hope to sew about half as good :)

The Picketts said... Best Blogger Tips

I already linked this to my blog AND commented, but I've become ADDICTED to this blog in a matter of a few minutes! Your work is fabulous! After reading the Q&A that you are self-taught...there's hope for me yet! (The only thing I can sew is a straight line). Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with the blogging world. I look forward to more posts (as I will be checking back often to see your new creations). Thanks again!

Tina n Family said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so cute, my granddaugter would love it.

happygrandma said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my gosh that is absolutely beautiful!! You are so talented, and to give away something this fabulous is beyond generous! My 3 year old granddaughter would go crazy over this dress!!

Jody said... Best Blogger Tips

You are the best! Everyone needs a friend like you. I would love to have this for my grandaughter. Hope it's me, Jody

Ariane Mardis said... Best Blogger Tips

My Niece would absolutely Die for this! Hope the Link Worked!

Analia and Co. said... Best Blogger Tips

This Dress is SO cute. Your work is amazing!

carrie said... Best Blogger Tips

Cute dress! Love the pictures. Who is your photographer... my husband is dying to know.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Really a great giveaway.! The Halloween costume is absolutely adorable.

rmwhitaker47970 said... Best Blogger Tips

What a BEAUTIFUL Dress. I would love to win this. I have two granddaughters, was bless with 4 boys but no girls but granddaughters are just as wonderful!!!!!


Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so gorgeous! My girls would love it!

Tricia said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! I have 3 cute little princesses who could each wear this priceless dress, one after the other, for the next 3 Halloweens (and lots in-between!). You are quite a person to put so much time and effort into these beautiful creations, and then generously gift them to others...I would love to meet you!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

My oh My that is sooo adorable looking ....

Sleepless In St. George said... Best Blogger Tips

oh I could have such fun exchanging sewing ideas with love love the dress. My kids all wanted store bought costumes this sadly I am sewing none this year (as opposed to all last year!)

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Tiffany said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutly amazing! My daughter Ryleigh would love a dress like that for halloween!!!!!!!!!!! Plus she could play dress up with it all year round! She loves dressing up.

Netter said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, I missed this giveaway but had to let you know how stunning I thought it was.

Needled Mom said... Best Blogger Tips

That dress is just gorgeous. I love all the detail on it. What little girl would not want to wear such a beautiful dress? said... Best Blogger Tips

ADORABLE! This would be such a cool surprise for my daughter!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

bravo, vous faites ca sans patron?

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow that is amazing.

Hygge-Strik said... Best Blogger Tips

Wauu....what a beautiful girl in her mothers design.
I love the colour.

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