Tuesday, November 3, 2015

A Top Hat for a Witchy Gown

~Me, posing in my witchy gown (2012)~
Remember this costume, I made it in 2012? I finally had the opportunity to wear it over Halloween weekend to a friend's party - yippy! I didn't want to wear my feathered witch's hat (pictured); it just didn't fit the costume and it felt a bit cliche-ish. I had on hand a man's black felt top hat and immediately decided this was the way to go! 

Unfortunately, when the top hat idea struck me and all the decision making came down (colors, fabrics, ribbon, glitter, feathers - what to do, WHAT TO DO?!), it was three hours before the party on Friday night. I sped to Michael's Crafts, walked briskly through the front doors, and entered Christmas. NO! No, no! Surely, there was an isle somewhere marked "Clearance" loaded with Halloween stuff? No. There were four bins, violently rifled through, next to the checkout lanes. I happily took what I could get! With lightening speed and gobs of hot glue, a witchy top hat magically came to be...

Happy November, my wonderful friends! Blessings and happy sewing!


  1. Goodness! I just love it. How inspiring and I bet you received quite a few compliments.

    1. Thank you, Catherine! Yes, I did - sure makes a girl feel good! :)