This is my Dia De Los Muertos Dress! Sofia calls it her “Spooky Dress”. Dia De Los Muertos starts November 1st. The Day of the Dead is considered a Mexican holiday, but the roots are from the Aztec who lived as far as Central America. It’s celebrated from South America all the way to Mexico; and even made its way back to Spain. It is a tradition of honoring lost loved ones. But it’s not a mourning for their loss…it’s more like celebrating their lives! It’s a very joyous occasion.
Marigolds and sugar skulls symbolize the Day of the Dead; like jack-o-lanterns symbolize Halloween. Lots of people paint their faces like skeletons. Since the Dia De Muertos makeup scares Sofia, I decided to make her a little ensemble instead. Thus; her Spooky Dress was born!
All the fabric used is from the stash-I didn’t want another Halloween to go by without using that black skeleton fabric. But I only had a little, or I would’ve balanced the dress with a little black ruffle or something.
To make the pants above, I just added a ruffle to a pair of her leggings that had gotten too short. I think it may be easier to make these from scratch! I say that because trying to fit that tiny leg opening onto the arm of my sewing machine was a nightmare. Good thing I made them after everyone was asleep; because I was getting mad. It wasn’t a proud moment for me.
I wish I had a better photo of this fascinator. Sofie calls the skeleton “Skare-ten”. You can’t see it above, but Skare-ten has a bow tie like the skeletons on the black fabric. Check out How To Make A Halloween Fascinator if you’d like to make your own spooky hair accessory!
I made covered buttons with skeleton faces. What better occasion than Dia De Los Muertos?
This little purse above used the last skeleton scrap. Hello Spooky Purse! I’ll show you guys how to make these soon.