Step 2: Dress & Hat
Once complete with the dress, put it on, and mark how short you'd like it to be. Simply trim it..no need to hem, it's not like this is going on project runway..could you imagine?
The hat isn't as simple as the dress. This was the one component of the costume that I had outside help from: I found this website.
http://sewing.about.com/library/nnurse.htm (this link is the pattern)
It's very clear, just don't starch it or make it out of cardboard like the website suggests.
Boil a big pit of water, and put about five teabags in it. I used earl grey, don't use anything fruity or you might not get the color you're looking for. Put the dress, hat, and white tights into it for about five minutes. Take them out and hang them to dry.
Once your done with that..onto the mask!