I'm in the process of making a Pirate costume for an online comedy show that I'm a part of, and since we're all very poor I'm going to be making the costumes out of bits and pieces from second-hand stores ^_^
I only started today, I'll probably post more as I do it...
Here's first out of many things I've created
What I did was... I bought an old curtain cut off the frilly edges.
Got a piece of orange cotton fabric I had laying around, cut that into a large triangle
Stitched pieces of the frilly in lines onto the orange triangle
Then cut a piece of cotton fabric large enough to fit around my fiance's neck (he's the pirate)
Hemmed it, and sew the frilly onto it.
Then I got out my handy dandy hot glue gun and glued on some velcro at the back
I made some cuffs too, which was just a small piece of cotton with some left over frilly sewn on ^_^
This pirate is going to be very well dressed !
Here's a pirate photo, convincing, no?
And you can see my T-shirt designs in the background