So, I was thinking, for the month of September we could start working on those Halloween costumes. I am going to share some ideas with you from some of the costumes I have made in the past. And since costumes are so much fun to make, who knows what else we may come up with?
To start with, I am going to share tutorials on how to make yourself a Musketeer costume.
I love these costumes and I wish that I could make a set for all those Barbie loving girls out there. . . I really do. Since that just isn't a possibility, I will share my processes with you so you can make your own!
For part 1, the skirt.
(I will be making the tutorials in size 5T. You can add a little length for older kids or shorten for smaller sizes.)
1/2 yard crushed panne fabric in color of choice
approx. 2/3 yard of 1 inch wide elastic
basic sewing supplies
Cut one strip of fabric 10 inches by width of fabric (approx. 56") for the main skirt piece. Cut one strip of fabric 6 inches by 30 inches long. Because panne is a stretchy fabric, you need to make sure the long side of each piece is cut perpendicular to the selvedge.
Hem the bottom of the skirt piece, or finish with a rolled hem edge.
With right sides together, stitch the short ends of the skirt together. Gather the top of the skirt portion.
With right sides together, stitch the waistband together along the short ends. Attach the gathered end of the skirt to the waistband.
Create an elastic casing at the edge of the waistband and thread your elastic through. Finish it off and voila!
Your first piece is done. Only 6 more pieces to go. . .