Back in October 2016, the stunning theater at the Ace Hotel in Downtown LA held a special reunion screening of Carrie (the original, from 1976) that included a Q&A with its cast members, raffles, a 70s-prom style dance party, and more! How exciting!
Determined to have a Carrie-style dress of my own, I sifted through dozens of pages of vintage patterns on Etsy.com before finding what looked the closest to her gown. The pattern was pre-cut to my size, which you'd think would save me a lot of time later, but I was too nervous to rip the delicate paper and so took my sweet time in effort to preserve it all.
I bought fabrics in the palest pink and got to work. The dress came together quickly, and the extra space I gave myself in the bust to accommodate my figure was definitely helpful. By the time I had finished it all, I felt too accomplished to bother dumping faux blood all over myself, and so stayed nice and clean all evening. There's always next Halloween, though!