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« on: November 25, 2008 07:12:41 AM »



Have been looking for a good Thanksgiving Dress Up to do this month. There are several how tos on line for hats for both boys and girls, but nothing on aprons (that I found anyway.) Tried out several hat DIYs and refined this one  http://familycrafts.about.com/library/projects/blthpilgrglhat.htm -

Came up with the apron based on a party apron my youngest sister's Grandmother in -law used to make 30 some years ago. Mimi is long gone, but her craftyness was remembered.

For the apron: Mimi did this with printed cocktail napkins on point and colorful ribbon - but for Pilgrim Apron did this:

1. Cut 1 1/2 yard of ribbon or twill tape

2. Find the centers, place center of ribbon on center of one side of napkin.

3. sew in place, or glue or tape

If sewing in place,  use 3 to 5 layers of napkins, then when the top napkin get soiled, gently tear it off and the apron is clean again.

Here is a brief overview for creating the cap:

Start with a 15 inch by 18 inch piece of white paper (construction paper works well)

Fold a 2 t o3 inch cuff brim on one side, Mark inside of back, cut on lines, punch holes at circles in back sections; and through brim and cap on each front side.


Cut two 18 to 20 inch ties and one 6 to 9 inch tie from twill tape or ribbon
Lace ties through holes - back shown


Fold down top edges of back outer sections


ready to wear and enjoy - 



*if you like very specific tutes have a detailed step by step for the cap in a flickr album http://www.flickr.com/photos/glorioushats/sets/72157609674062013/

Thanks for looking and Wishing all a lovely day.

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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2008 07:24:09 AM »

i bet that would be real easy to do with fabric.
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2008 07:35:40 AM »

Yep, it certainly could be done in fabric and be really neat.

One of my goals was to come up with a very inexpensive and kid friendly way to craft on Thanksgiving morning.  So came up this idea in paper.
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2008 07:41:18 AM »

Holy giblets!  I've been procrastinating making a hat and apron for Thanksgiving and now I  may not have to give up because of your hat tut!  I'm attending a brunch with a group of friends.  Many participate in a "decathlon" of various "athletic" events such as 3-legged race, cranberry spitting, etc. and I thought I'd throw together a bit of a pilgrim/cheerleader costume for my sideline cheering.  Whee!
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2008 09:14:49 AM »

Thanks TheMistressT, hope it fits the bill for you.  Have not been to Craftster for awhile, but you make me so happy I thought to post this here.  Love it here, just got sidetracked.
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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2008 06:31:50 PM »

Well, I'm glad you're back!  I've whipped up my fabric apron and I've just now read in detail your tut for the hat and wonder if I'm going to be able to manage with what I've got on-hand.  Maybe I have larger, but I think the largest paper I have that's sturdy enough is 11 x 17.  It should be noted that I have a rather large cranium (you know, what with my huge brain and all) and super thick hair (that will at least be tied back for the day).  Uh-oh!  I was really hoping to make this a zero cost craft.  Of course, I'm going to fashion some fake buckles for my boots, too, so maybe I'll do that first whilst I ruminate on the hat.
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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2008 03:53:52 AM »

Hmmm, if you have freezer paper or white shelf paper on hand that ought to work too.  The cap has a pretty flexible fit so will probably fit a large head, but with freezer paper could cut to any length. 

Starched fabric and either sew together or make button holes instead of circles would also work.  You could zz edges or do narrow hems.

Hope it works out for you.  The events at the feast sound like so much fun and love your cheer-leading outfit idea.

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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2008 04:49:51 PM »

I've a lot of bleached muslin that I thought I might just use fusible interfacing on to stiffen it, since I don't have any other paper other than wrapping paper.  Starch might be a more economical option, though.  I'll mull it over while I do other preparations and see what I feel like.  I still have to make my pom poms - for which I'm using a $1 plastic table cloth left over from something else.  Black, of course.   Wink

It should be a lot of fun tomorrow and I'm looking forward to it - which is not usually the case for Thanksgiving for me.  It's not my favorite holiday.  Thanks for all your help and have a great holiday!  Please share pics of the kids working on and wearing their outfits!
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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2008 06:27:33 PM »

Oh! I visited your hat shop and wow! You've some nice things there!  I added you to my favorites, so hopefully someone will notice.  (Hear that, Santa?)
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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2008 08:07:39 PM »

You know, it might be just fine with the fabric only and steam press in the folds.  Or if you have spray temporary adhesive stick some of the 11 by 17 paper at the back to stiffen it behind the folded brim. 

Or make it without the front fold back and just use the paper on hand.  Puritan caps would be pretty simple and plain.

Maybe make a U shape with one piece of paper to go from ear to ear over the top of the head and cut a piece 4inches x 17 inches and staple it to the arms of the U to make the back of the hat.

something like this




Maybe tape the back top or cut a tab and tape it or staple it.


PS. Thanks for the nice words about my stuff

Hugs,
Jane

You might have to play with the size of the back sheet, but it ought to work too.
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