Finished! · Modern Sewing

The Black & White Rachel Berry Halloween Dress


Happy (almost!) Halloween!

Well, readers, I’ve finally finished this one after working on it for more than a year (you can see the original post here). This dress was definitely one of those projects that totally overwhelmed me at the time (I majorly messed up on some of the fitting and waistline placement, even though I made a mock-up first), but after I put it away and came back to it a while later, went together like a piece of cake.


The pattern is Vogue 8723, although I altered things a bit with the striped yoke at the top and striped hem at the bottom. I have to say that I’m not the biggest fan of square necklines, but I do like how this one turned out.


I got the fabric from quite a while ago, so I’m not sure they even have it listed on their site. In any event, the fabric is 100% pima cotton, and I spent forever trying to find a black and white striped fabric that wasn’t for home dec! I finally settled on this one, although the stripes could be a bit narrower, IMO.


And, finally, very special thanks to my dear friend Lauren of White Rose Photography for the pics! If you’re in the Puget Sound Area, I highly recommend her, she does fantastic work!

cover halloween.

Alright, everyone, have a happy (and safe!) Halloween.


12 thoughts on “The Black & White Rachel Berry Halloween Dress

  1. I grew up outside of Seattle and loved going to the pumpkin farm every year during October! Now I live in New England, where they take all of the pumpkins out of the field and put them in piles near your car. Boring! So these pictures bring back memories… I love that last picture!


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