Vintage Western Inspired Halloween

This year I decided to construct a costume inspired by the lovely and talented Pasty Cline.

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I love her bold use of fringe and rhinestone encrusted appliqués.

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I picked up some silver glitter fringe, piping, and 5 packages of rhinestones and went to work.

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The skirt is made with a faux suede, which is also featured on the shirt yoke and cuffs. The shirt front and cuffs are fastened with 14 sets of pearl snaps.

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The cactus and crescent moon appliques are made with a wool/rayon felt and encased in 654 individual rhinestones.

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The costume was constructed using two vintage patterns.
The skirt was made with Advance 6646 and the shirt was made with Butterick 4176.

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Of course I needed a western themed companion!

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Sheriff Pinto made sure to supervise the entire construction process.

Sorry this post is a few weeks late. I hope everyone had a great Halloween!!

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6 Responses to Vintage Western Inspired Halloween

  1. Kim Egeland says:

    Wow!!! You continue to amaze me with your sewing talents. Fabulous job and Pinto’s sheriff costume is great too – love the fringe!

  2. MadeByMeg says:

    I bet Beatrix Kiddo would love playing with your Western companion!

  3. Cordelia says:

    Very cute costume! Are you sure it wasn’t Wanda Jackson you saw live? She is also a big fan of fringe. Patsy was killed in a plane crash in the early 1960s.

  4. kkegeland says:

    thanks so much! hopefully one day soon i’ll have time to post more stuff I’ve been making…

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