In my scourings I decided I would make Mrs. Lovett's "By the Sea" dress. Sweeney Todd is clearly Victorian (if you didn't know). Within a few months I found the perfect red and white striped fabric and bought some nine yards of it. (Thank the PTB for Joann's coupons!) I also found a perfect pattern. Then the fabric and pattern sat in a bag at the bottom of my sewing closet for damn near two years! No joke. I was so overwhelmed at the thought of making a dress of that magnitude (something I had never done before) that I put it aside. Come August 2009 I decided this was it. I was going to make this costume for Halloween come hell or high water!
The rest they say is history. Sure it wasn't easy and sure it isn't perfect but I received a helluva lot of compliments on it and despite how modest I may seem I am quite proud of it. Enjoy!
Here is Mrs. Lovett and Sweeney Tood on the boardwalk followed by Toby: