The Art of Darkness

The Silk Bat

March 8th, 2010 by Cobwebs

Bat DressXandra of EvaDress is a professional pattern maker who has a great fondness for “retro sews.” Her blog is full of vintagey goodness, and right now she’s working on replicating a bat costume she found in an 1887 French publication.

She doesn’t have a pattern, just this picture, so she’s doing it all from scratch and occasionally posting about her progress:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

There’s not a lot of detail on her process, but I’ll definitely be interested in seeing the finished product. The dress is gorgeous, but I’d love just the bat-wing cape as a separate piece. With luck, maybe she’ll sell the pattern in her store.

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