It’s that time of year again. I’ve been getting better at starting earlier in Fall to sew my costume for the Halloween parties. This year my husband and I are doing a couples theme of Butler and French Maid. The inspiration for my costume is this Elvgren Pin-up Girl print:

French maid 1aAnd this photo from the 1960s:

French maid 9Now the French Maid costume can go from cute to naughty and racy to downright pornographic when looking around for examples on Halloween Costume Supplier sites.

Cute ones:

French maid 2 French maid 3Naughty & Racy ones:

French maid 4 French maid 8Nasty:

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French maid 7

I’m just going for cute so I’m using this Nicole Miller for Butterick pattern from the 1980s with a shorter hem and lace edging added around the neckline and sleeves:

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Dig that BIG hair on the model. I have old photos of myself with the same ‘do. I used to have to perm my hair within an inch of its life to get the huge volume. Hilarious!