Sunday, October 9, 2016

Evil Regina Costume - McCalls 6818

I was recently asked to create a costume based on Regina from the show Once Upon a Time. She often wore this open front style dress or coat with pants. I was just going to be making the dress part, not the pants.

Fortunately I found exactly the pattern I needed very quickly, McCalls 6818.
I ended up using the collar of view C with the sleeve of view B.

The pattern was very straight forward and went together fairly easily! My biggest problem was just that the costume was going to be for a tween, so the size I was sewing was too small for my usual adult sized dress form and too big for my child sized dress forms. But I made do!

I did alter the front just a tad, curving the front opening to match the picture of Regina. I also added some lace inside the sleeve, and buttons (just for decoration) along the front.

There is a nice corset style back that makes it great for adjusting as needed.

For fun, I added a self drafted tie on choker with some lace attached.

Overall I was pleased with this pattern and the finished product!