Saturday, September 26, 2009

Thinking ahead to Halloween

Wow, I can't believe September is almost over! I promised myself I would finish the beige dress and refinish one of my many furniture projects this month. So, I guess I will be busy tomorrow, between grading papers and doing lesson plans. But it will be satisfying to finish some of these projects!

Now I need to start planning ahead to Halloween. The dog will wear his banana costume from last year- I just saw a cheap rip-off at target! Idea thieves! Lol.

I have this hat, which I bought at an estate sale. I know I will never wear it seriously, but it is beautiful. It's velvet, fits perfectly and the feathers are intact. It had the original tag when I bought it (for 6$!!!).

The color is off in the picture. It is an emerald green, and the feather are a rich brown.

Point being, I want my costume to be based on this hat. It makes me think 20s flapper, so I will probably head in that direction....

Any suggestions or patterns to recommend? I love comments!!! and right now I don't feel very inspired....


  1. it is a beautiful treasure isnt it? so so pretty! i feel a little jeakous of the women who got to wear hats like that! even after halloween, you can hang it on a wall somewhere in your home as a work of art (which it is)

  2. Gorgeous hat! I made a flapper dress last Halloween. I used a Simplicity dress pattern- I can't remember the number, but it was a simple, loose fiting, slightly A-line dress with flutter sleeves and a V-neck. I added three rows of fringe to the bottom and sequin trim to the sleeves and neckline. It was quite a hit. I'd love to make a more "historically accurate" version some time.

  3. Can you post more pictures of that hat? I would really like to try to copy it for the winter. I would wear that hat and daily!


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