Thursday, September 11, 2014

Ready For Halloween

I've been dying to make something with this fabric since I got it back in July. I tried to get more of it so I could make a dress but my store sold out so I decided to make a skirt. I didn't like the skirt patterns I had so I used the skirt portion from McCall's 6955. The skirt of the dress is super full so I just used the front pattern and cut both the front and back from it. I sewed them together and added a casing and elastic  (no zipper to mess with). Normally I'm not a big fan of elastic waist skirts but I'm totally in love. Isn't the print adorable? It's a super sweet witch cameo print with scallops on the frames backed by polka dots.
I had a hard time picking shoes but I ended up wearing my black cat heels from T.U.K. I snagged them on Black Friday last year from ModCloth. They are a touch tight since they don't come in half sizes but if I went up they would have been too big. I also accented my outfit with black cat bell earrings and a "Be Afraid" necklace.
Bow- Burlington
Sunnies- Amazon
Lashes- Sally's Beauty
Be Afraid necklace- Etsy
Top- Thrifted
Belt- Vintage
Skirt- Made by me
Shoes- ModCloth similar 
I took these photos in the Old City Cemetery. I was going to take photos next to Bessie's grave but the lighting was too harsh. Elizabeth Budd-Graham's grave is a Tallahassee legend, she is rumored to have been a witch and many people speak of odd things happening at the site.  I even have old photos from her grave with orbs and once my full camera battery died for no reason when taking photos. Her grave is the most elaborate in the cemetery and faces West rather than East. 

Come, let the burial rite be read,
The funeral song be sung...
A dirge for her, the doubly dead,
In that she died so young.

Bessie
Although the cemetery is well maintained there is only so much you can do about crumbling stones and statuary after all, the cemetery is from the 1800's.