I Made A Candy Corn Dress From Fabric Scraps


We don't really do Halloween, our porch light is usually turned off just so we don't disappoint a bunch of eager kids who might think we have candy. And doing that never really made me feel selfish until typing that just now. But the costume dress up part?! SO here for all of that. I get hardcore FOMO (fear of missing out) from seeing all the clever costumes this time of year if I don't participate.

Over the years, I've coordinated plenty costumes with makeup and clothes that I already had in my closet (20's flapper, a Mime artist, a black cat) but last year was the first year that I actually made a DIY costume. Did you see it? Check it out HERE if you didn't.

That costume from last year took some work, and this year i didn't have the energy to do something that involved again, so I kept it simpler with my DIY candy corn dress.

I made it from leftover scrap fabric that I had from a couple other projects (see HERE, HERE and HERE) and the top of the dress was one of the Mr.'s work shirts that he was going to throw away because it had a tiny hole in it. I used the same self-drafted t-shirt pattern that I used to make a bunch of other dresses and just did an A-line silhouette, I separated each color section and added seam allowance. Also pockets. This is only the 2nd dress I've made this year, so sewing easy projects with fabric scraps is kind of helping me to knock the cobwebs off and get back into the groove of sewing. Also, I'm not cutting into my good fabric stash until I'm confident I won't mess it up. Real talk.

Anyhoo, this dress was simple and fun to make and I'm ready to move on to the next! Do you have fun dressing up this time of year? Let me know in the comments!

See what else I've made from leftover scrap fabric. Hold on to your scraps! And don't forget to click "follow" at the top right of this page to keep up with new posts!