The Grim Reaper Gets a Makeover

What are your plans for All Hallows Eve?

After wearing a ratty black cloak for 600 years, I was in the Mood for a makeover. How do you like it?

Italian Wool Knit Dress

Since I’m on call 24/7 , I need a dress perfect for morning, noon or night.

Italian Wool Knit Dress

Late one evening I walked through the walls of Mood Fabrics and found this gorgeous Italian wool double-knit. It was quite the bargain requiring only 1 ½ yards of fabric. After so many positive reviews on the Pattern Review website I put down the scythe, bought this Vogue pattern and made the dress in one day!

VOGUE 8593

The back darts allowed me to contour the dress to my shape, but I learned when Vogue describes a garment as close fitting, sewers should beware! Thank goodness my fabric has two-way stretch. Italian Wool Knit Dress

I took a cue from Cissie (now on the RTW Fasters page) and used a catch-stitch for the hem after serging the edge. The seams were also serged giving the inside of my new dress a tidy appearance.

I’m loving my new look so much that I would make this pattern in every color if my work wasn’t so dark. 🙂 Italian Wool Knit DressWait……… what?!!!!!

What do you mean all of these years you thought I was a man?

I hope you won’t make that mistake again.

Now……….what ARE your plans on All Hallows Eve? Care to join me?Italian Wool Knit Dress

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Comments


  • Ginger
    October 24, 2012

    Brilliant! A costume that you will actually be able to wear again! I love it!

    • Sarah Gunn
      October 25, 2012

      Costume?? I’m wearing working clothes!

  • Cidell
    October 24, 2012

    LOVE it! Especially since we’re not allowed to wear costumes in my office.

    • Sarah Gunn
      October 25, 2012

      Maybe I’ll drop by your office next week 🙂

  • Erica B
    October 24, 2012

    That’s a very chic costume.

    • Sarah Gunn
      October 25, 2012

      The Grim Reaper chic at last!

  • Katerina
    October 24, 2012

    Ah — NOW I understand why you said your next creation would not be just any LBD. Love it!

  • Julie
    October 24, 2012

    How frightfully clever Ms. Reaper! You’ve made yourself a boo-teful new dress.

    • Sarah Gunn
      October 25, 2012

      And a BOO to you too! Thank your for the compliment!

  • oonaballoona
    October 24, 2012

    I LOVE IT!!! Don’t fear ther reaper… Not when she’s so very stylish, baby.

    Hilarious post & wonderful dress. I think Death could have a blood red version, no?

    • Sarah Gunn
      October 25, 2012

      I think I’ll save the blood red version for Nurse Jackie!

  • Madeline
    October 25, 2012

    Love this dress! I am going to try that pattern!

  • Laura
    October 31, 2012

    OH YOUR POST IS SOOOOO FUNNY…..AND LOVE THE DRESS! You look great in it….fabric is delish…….