My godchild Sonja loves the movie Nightmare before Christmas. She even knows all songs by heart.
One month ago she asked me to get her a costume of her favorite character Sally.
I searched the net for costumes to buy. But all costumes I found has been to colorful.
I didnt remember the movie very well, but knew the colors has been more soft then those costumes.
So I searched the net for images of Sally’s dress. I found a few I could have used as a guide how to do it. The front of her dress has been easy to find. But the back has been a huge problem. I couldn’t find an image with it.
I even watched the whole movie to make screens of the back. But I had no luck. In some scenes you can see parts of her back, but never the complete back of her dress. So the back of this dress isnt like in the movie but looks well.
I printed the images I had found and went to my sewing course a week ago.
I bought a few colors I liked for the dress in woolen. The only perfect color I couldn’t find has been the purple one. I used felt instead of woolen..
Lets say it : without Birgid I wouldn’t had had any idea how to start with this dress.
She took Sonja’s measurements and started with cutting the fabrics after taking a look at the images. I couldn’t believe how fast she worked. I wanted it as close to the original as possible. And she made it ❤ ❤ ❤
The only thing I had to do was to sew the pieces together.
The “decoration” has been my job too. The pattern on the pieces has been gone very fast. It was the first time I HAD to sew inaccurate LOL
It wasn’t easy because for ONE year I learned how important it is to do everything about sewing very precise and on my 1-year-celebration of my sewing course all rules has been off hehe. I loved it !!!
Sonja LOVES this dress ❤
THIS is Sonja in her new costume on Halloween