Monday, October 28, 2013

Pride and Prejudice--Group Costumes

All 3 of my girls decided they wanted to dress up like the ladies from "Pride and Prejudice".  We found a good pattern and off we went doing some sewing.  We took advantage of our 3 days break earlier in October and got most of it done then.  Our Church party was over the weekend and then Halloween upcoming.  At least 2 times to wear it--that's what we like.

  • Simplicity 4055 was the best choice for us.  Thanks to Jo-Ann's for their little 5 for $5 sale.
  • You could also use Butterick 6630.  We just didn't like the lower cut neckline on this pattern, though the jacket/coat is gorgeous.
  • Yellow twill-ish fabric 60 inches wide -- 5 1/2 yds. for $7.50.
  • Peachy fabric 60 inches wide -- 4 yds. for $4.50.
  • Bought drapery lining at $2/yd. for the overlay and found another piece at the thrift store for about $3
  • We found our pretty braided hair ideas online, after watching the movie again...and maybe again.


  1. So cute!! I have this pattern and was wondering about the long sleeved dress--it looks like it ties in the back. Did you modify it to have a zipper or buttons or something else? Or did the ties work? (I'm tempted to use it as a temple dress!)

    1. I changed it to put in a zipper. The pattern calls for about 3 buttons in back with a little slit into the skirt portion. It didn't have attached ties, just a belt you could add, but that could easily be adjusted too. Not sure exactly what happened but the yellow dress fits better on that daughter than the blue one on her. Double check the bodice in case you need to lengthen it slightly.

      The bodice/neckline is different too. Gathered to the skirt at the bottom of the edge and then they put a drawstring in the top neckline to get the gathered effect and then tied in back. I ran skinny elastic instead thru the neckline edge.

      Hope that helps some. Good luck.

  2. Love it! That's my favorite book by Jane Austen.



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