DIY Veruca Salt Fancy Dress

'I want to be Veruca Salt for World Book Day Mummy'' Ellie said in February 2013...Easy I said...yeah easy if I could actually sew (which I cant!) BUT after many hours sewing..and unpicking and re-sewing.

But I finally got there and we finally completed her outfit AND it lasted all day (unlike the disaster of 2012 when the mini dress I made for her 1960's day at school fell apart AT SCHOOL...oppsie what a mum fail!!)

Apologies the photos are rather shocking...the days when I didn't blog and had a rubbish phone..but you get the idea!

What you need:

For the dress..
Red long sleeved dress (or I used a red tunic top) 
White trim (you can get off cuts on ebay for a couple of pound) for the wrists
White collar (again Ebay or a haberdashery store!) 
Black ribbon (Ebay or haberdashersy) for the waist

To complete the look...
White tights
black t bar shoes
Fur hat
Fur coat 
(Faux of course!)
And why not add a golden ticket too?

Now if you have any sewing skills at all OR you can sew you can do this in minutes...cut to size and sew on all your trims and your ready to go!

If, like me, you cant sew may I suggest asking someone else!!


Team the dress with some old fashioned style opaque white tights, t-bar shoes and your faux hat and coat (we picked all of ours up on ebay) in total I think this cost us a few pound to make!


I think we did a great job...even Ellie's hair is just like Veruca's! I'm happy to say her behavior isn't quite so bad!




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