In the ad, I noticed a fitted bodice, full skirt, and kimono sleeves. I knew Vogue 8811 would be the perfect pattern. I wanted to test it out for a potential winter dress anyway, so this gave me a chance to see if the pattern works for me. In the end, I think it does! There are some great French darts that are tough to see on this black fabric that are very nice.
The spider web fabric is completely sheer, so I underlined it with a black cotton. I also found a fun little bat button at the Round Top Antique Fair for the opening at the back of the dress. There's the quirky fellow in the top left-hand corner!
I wish I had kept the length a bit longer, but I'm still fiddling with a good vintage length for me that will also flatter my short stature and curvier figure. I put horsehair braid in the hem to give it a little bit of extra flare!
Oooh, and can you see my fun novelty brooch? No outfit is complete without a novelty brooch!
Later this week, I'll post up some vintage-style Halloween decor from around the house. The spooktacular fun continues!