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Hi Everyone. For Halloween this year I wanted to do something that I've never done before. A while ago I thought it might be fun to make a mother nature costume. Keep in mind that I've never sewed anything in my life so I wasn't quite sure how I was going to tackle this idea. 
When I was shopping in a thrift store one day I found a dress that looked like WINTER to me so I bought it and that's how it started. 
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Step 1: Materials

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1. Dress (thrift store)
2. Extra Material (used to lengthen the dress)
3. Scissors
4. Needle and Thread (various colours)
5. Artificial flowers and leaves (dollar store)
6. Snowflakes (christmas decorations from the dollar store)
7. Quilters polyester batting (WalMart)

Step 2: Design

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After I bought the dress from the thrift store I had a better idea of what I wanted to make.
I sketched out my idea. I wanted to somehow combine the 4 seasons.
Now it it was time to start shopping around for flowers and leaves.

Step 3: Lengthening the dress

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I bought a curtain at the thrift store that I used to lengthen the dress. I doubled up the material and sewed it to the dress. At this point I was not sure if I was going to glue or sew the flowers to the dress, either way I wanted to make sure it was a durable material because I had a feeling the finished product was going to be heavy.

Step 4: Selecting Materials

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After several trips to the dollar store I found a variety of flowers and leaves that I thought might be suitable.

I had to trim all the stems and figure out how to fasted them to the dress. I thought a glue gun might be easiest but my Mom had a pretty decent sewing kit so I decided to sew everything on the dress. Sewing is probably a lot more time consuming than using a glue gun but I was able to move and reposition stuff (without damaging the dress) by sewing so I'm happy I went with it.
myrrhmaid9 months ago

This is great! I love it! I added it to my Party Time ala 70's style page of my Disco-ball pumpkin instructable. Thanks!

Nicely done. Would love to see the back side.
That is really pretty! I love the dress you chose :)
This is such a creative idea for a costume. :D It looks amazing!