Friday, October 26, 2012

A Princess and a Witch walk into a bar . . .

A Princess and a Witch walk into a bar . . . .
They weren't watching where they were going, walked into eachother and their outfits got all tangled and mixed up and My halloween costume is the result of their collision!
That sentence made more sense in my head. What I'm trying to say is . . . my costume looks like I couldn't decide between a witch and a princess so I made a "Witch-cess" errrr . . . a "Prin-tch" . . . errrrr. . . and evil princess! Yeah!

I know I promised a sneak peek at our Outside Decorations for Halloween, but they're not finished yet! Looks like we'll be sending a rare weekend post your way. Make sure to check back this Saturday or Sunday! :)

I thought, instead, I would share my Costume for this weekends party . . . I made it myself!
It's kind of like a Princess and a Witch hybrid (and we all know hybrids are all the rage these days, well at least hybrid cars ;).
The skirt was really easy to make, I just bought a TON of fabric. About 10 yards of tulle, and about 4 yards of organza. Luckily our local fabric store (Fabricland) had a discount on tulle, 50% off for members, so I was able to get all the tulle for $2 a yard, and the organza was $3 a yard. I assembled the skirt kind of like a Long, Puffy, Apron, open at the back, but when it's cinched closed it looks like a real skirt.  Total Cost: $35!
For the sash I just picked up some satin quilt binding! It's already folded in half and all I had to do was:
1. Cut the tulle into long strips (long enough to hit the floor) the stripes were about 5" wide.
2. Open the satin binding, bunch the fabric, pin it and sew a straight-ish line!
3. Bunch more pieces of tulle and sew on top of the other bunches.
4. Once you've finished sewing in bunches of tulle and organza, fold the other half of the quilt binding over, sew it together and you have a skirt! 

It was so easy, and I LOVE IT!!!! For the top I just used a sequin tank top I had kicking around in the back of my closet!
I feel like an evil princess . . . with cute shoes ;).
 I'm ready to kick up my heels and party this weekend:
If you're dressing up this weekend I'd LOVE to know what you're going as . . . and if you're wearing cute shoes too! ;)

18 comments:

  1. Love your costume. What are Max and Lee dressing up as? Can't wait to see more pictures. :-)

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  2. LOVE the shoes!! Great costume too! the skirt looks really fun to wear! Have a great party!
    -Michelle.

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  3. That is a great costume!! Love the black and plum color combo!!

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  4. Lesley (in Toronto)October 26, 2012 at 7:21 AM

    As soon as I laid eyes on the shoes, all other comments and questions popped out of my head.

    They are fabulous!!!
    Where did you get them?
    Is there any chance they are still on the market?
    Will you sell me yours???

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    1. Hi Lesley,
      They are made by Madden Girl . . . I think I got them at Winners, but I know it was a LONG time ago!!!
      If I find a current source on them I'll let you know!!!!
      Lots of Love
      Ashli

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  6. really cute :) and to think you made that skirt!

    you are really a "witchess"!

    huggies***
    rea

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  7. I love it!!! You'll be the cutest witchcess at the ball :)

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  8. Very cute.

    The bar I work at ~ their theme is: redneck/white-trash!! HA!!!

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  9. Hi!! I LOVE the costume ... I'm not a seamstress by any means - so did you essentially sew the organza and tulle to the binding and then sew the skirt together or is it tied at the back?
    Thanks!!

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  10. Catherine in EdmondsOctober 26, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    What an adorable costume Ashli. Fun, feminine, creative.

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  11. Did you say you left the skirt open in the back?

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  12. Love your costume - so fun!! And your shoes are fab!!!!

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  13. Oh yes PLEASE PLEASE tell us about your shoes and if we can still buy them!

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    1. They are made by Madden Girl . . . I think I got them at Winners, but I know it was a LONG time ago!!!
      If I find a current source on them I'll let you know!!!!
      Lots of Love
      Ashli

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  14. I have been off the blogging radar for quite sometime, but I see you are still here and as creative as always. You make an adorable witch! Happy Halloween!

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