Sophie Hatter from Howl's Moving Castle
I love this movie! I saw it a few times when it came out in the theatres. I love Miyazaki's art and Christian Bale as Howl was just awesome. This costume was born out of another sale on fabric at Jo-Anns. I veered from the original colors a bit, I just felt that the shade of green I choose looked better!
The pattern was drafted from my sloper blocks. It has very gathered sleeves, a gathered yoke, and a gathered skirt. The dress is a linen look fabric with white spandex trimming on the neckline. The dress zips up in the back.
I bought the hat at a drug store and added a pink silky fabric and sewed large pink beads onto it. Easy peasy!
When I wore this costume at CTCon my hair was the right color as Sophie but not long enough! I added a pack of extensions to my own hair to bulk up and lengthen the braid.