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Simplicity: 3618 (Misses Costumes) thumbsup - Type:Costumes    printable version
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Reviewed by:caper81
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Posted on:11/2/13 9:08 PM
Last Updated:11/3/13 6:45 PM
Project Photo:Simplicity: 3618 by caper81

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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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Pattern Description: Simplicity Costumes for Adults: **Red Riding Hood**, Nurse, Pirate, French Maid, etc.

Note: I'm having issues with my photos here. Trying to make me& the wolf the main photo, but this review is *not* cooperating

My corresponding blog post

Pattern Sizing: 6-12

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, although I deviated some;)

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I've only sewn the Red Riding Hood version, which was pretty good, I'd imagine the other views would be just as easy.

Fabric Used: Cotton sateen for the cape, cotton for the blouse, a stretchy, "thinnish" dark wash denim for the vest (for the lining as well). Cotton for the skirt (yeah, looks like cotton all around!

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I used a New Look pattern for the blouse, since I wanted it to be long-sleeved, although short-sleeved probably would've been more "authentic" looking.

I used a dark denim for the vest and lined it with the same fabric (as mentioned above).
Note: the pattern shows a slightly different looking vest than the pattern actually makes (as you will see in the illustration instructions, and my photos). It looks like where the front of the vest meets, there is an upside down "V" on the bottom where the tie is, but actually, there is not.

Also, on the pattern cover, the vests all shown have 8 grommets, but the pattern instructions call for 12! They don't tell you which size grommets to use either. I used 5/16" grommets and just eye-balled where I thought they should go.

I omitted the lace trim for the vertical vest seams.

I applied the gathered lace trim to the skirt instead of the petticoat.

I didn't sew the panties, I wore leggings instead.

I lined the hood of the cape, and made self-fabric ties instead of using ribbon.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would definitely recommend it, just don't start at the last minute! It's an easy enough pattern, but there are quite a few pieces (for Little Red at least) and it was starting to get to me after a while:/ For your sanity, start early!

I would definitely like to try other versions in the years to come

Conclusion: This was such a fun costume to wear! My husband dressed as the wolf, and we were a big hit at a costume party we went to I just love making my own costumes, looking forward to next year! My blog
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sunnycat said...
Mr Wolf makes me laugh with that nightgown and cap. You did a terrific job on it and your Little Red Riding Hood outfit. I love the cape, it looks warm. You look especially nice in red.
11/2/13 10:18 PM
SewLibra said...
Your Little Red Riding Hood costume is awesomely great! I'm getting a kick out your cat eyeing the wolf head - LOL.
11/3/13 0:40 AM
carolynw said...
Great costumes - wolf in a nightgown and bed cap is so funny and Red Riding Hood looks sexy! Hmmm
11/3/13 2:19 PM
westmoon said...
Love both the costumes! (And your cat looking alarmed in the background!)
11/3/13 2:59 PM
Rhoda K said...
What a lovely couple ;-) Your costume looks so nice and love your companion in his nightgown and cap.
11/3/13 3:00 PM
RadarRadiance said...
You both look fantastic!!! Great job and how fun! I love the expression on your cat....too funny!
11/3/13 3:20 PM
canei said...
Love it!
11/3/13 3:45 PM
DaisyA said...
Love the photo of Wolfie with the cat looking bemused in the background LOL! great work
11/3/13 5:42 PM
arianamaniacs said...
very cute partner costume!!!
11/3/13 6:21 PM
madbadger said...
So awesome! Love it!!!
11/3/13 7:29 PM
Pj3g said...
You look so cute! Great costume! Great idea with you Red Riding Hood and husband the wolf! His costume is fantastic too!
11/4/13 3:02 PM
caper81 said...
Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments!:) I had a lot of fun wearing it!
11/5/13 6:48 AM
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