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« on: September 12, 2005 05:57:28 PM »

I want to be strawberry shortcake for halloween, and I have even found the costume. The only down part is, I don't really have $65 to spend on it (not inculding shoe and other accessories pricing)... does anyone have any creative ideas for a strawberry shortcake costume, or how to recreat the adult costume that they sell online? Please Help, thank you.
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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2005 06:09:52 PM »

Not that you have the bux for this one either..but maybe you could use it as inspiration as well.  No ideas though. I suspect making this one would be costly too.  Maybe if you could find a red dress on sale, you could add the details.
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2005 08:31:59 PM »


      Do you sew?  There can't be more than three yards of fabric in that costume.  Pick up some pink gingham and Simplicity pattern #8851, and a few hours of quality time with your sewing machine later...you're set!


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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2005 09:17:32 PM »

I think that pattern is definatly your best bet.  Look for muffin hat directions on the web for the hat.  There's dozens out there.  If you have any ?'s i'd be happy to help!
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2005 11:49:10 PM »

You guys are awesome, thanks so much  Grin


Does anyone know how to make socks for the costume?
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2005 12:20:47 AM »

well knitting thigh highs would be quite a feat...... i would recommend buying some you can get some here
http://www.sock-dreams.com/_shop/pages/socks_detail_ProductID_170.php
for not too much.

i'm actually making a halloween costume like this too!
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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2005 04:26:05 AM »

share my secrets with you *grumble grumble* *sigh* but it is the craftster way... well i'm being slutty strawberry shortcake this year as well and i got my  costume from trashy.com here is a direct link http://shop.trashy.com/index.php?s=product&set_id=5407

it's currently sold out but you can email them to see if you can get it it for halloween it's 21$ cheaper then the site you were looking at and all accessories are included (excluding shoes and undies)... and i dunno where you live but i have never found pink ginham fabric anywhere!!! especially not the stretchy kind that is costume uses... so i think this might be you best bet... maybe i dunno.... up to you but if you are still making it and you have any questions about the costume i will totally let you know (but know if you ask 'is that a half loop top stitching on the hem?' i will have no clue i'm still new! haha)
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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2005 05:15:04 AM »


      Do you sew?  There can't be more than three yards of fabric in that costume.  Pick up some pink gingham and Simplicity pattern #8851, and a few hours of quality time with your sewing machine later...you're set!




This is totally doable!  I didn't have too much trouble with it and my sewing skills are mediocre at best.  One year, I made the french maid costume for halloween and bought a feather duster to complete the outfit.  Word of caution, the skirt turned out scandalously short...or did I mess up? Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2005 11:43:27 AM »

There's another Simplicity pattern very much like that only with a long skirt that also has a muffin hat.  I used it for my Liitle Bo Peep costume two years ago.  (When you're trick or treating with your 1 year old, you can't really be slutty bo peep.)  It's pattern number 5375. 
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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2005 12:58:36 PM »

share my secrets with you *grumble grumble* *sigh* but it is the craftster way... well i'm being slutty strawberry shortcake this year as well and i got my  costume from trashy.com here is a direct link http://shop.trashy.com/index.php?s=product&set_id=5407

it's currently sold out but you can email them to see if you can get it it for halloween it's 21$ cheaper then the site you were looking at and all accessories are included (excluding shoes and undies)... and i dunno where you live but i have never found pink ginham fabric anywhere!!! especially not the stretchy kind that is costume uses... so i think this might be you best bet... maybe i dunno.... up to you but if you are still making it and you have any questions about the costume i will totally let you know (but know if you ask 'is that a half loop top stitching on the hem?' i will have no clue i'm still new! haha)

is it really that short in the back?
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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2005 01:07:55 PM »

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is it really that short in the back?

It depends on your level of bootyliciosity.  I had a holiday frock made very similar to this pattern a few years back.  (Ironically, the year before the pattern came out.)  It was a cute little Santa Baby, kitten-with-a-whip number.  But because of the wagon I'm draggin', I had to be VERY careful about picking things up off the floor.

For a costume, I'm thinking you could wear cute ruffled 'roos to complete the effect, and modesty be damned.

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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2005 01:43:59 PM »

Not to be a total nerd, but Strawberry Shortcake wears a RED dress, white apron & pink florally hat. 

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.posters.ws/images/916751/strawberry_shortcake_life_is_delicious.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.posters.ws/19675/strawberry_shortcake&h=425&w=280&sz=38&tbnid=C__RzJ4-ixgJ:&tbnh=122&tbnw=80&hl=en&start=1&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dstrawberry%2Bshortcake%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26rls%3DGGLD,GGLD:2004-49,GGLD:en%26sa%3DN

So don't stress out if you can't find pink gingham.  Also that Simplicity pattern is really easy (so far).  I'm using it for my Red Riding Hood costume.
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« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2005 01:54:44 PM »

yeah it's pretty asstactular... but the ruffle bit around the bottom you can totally rearange to cover your bum it's not too bad normally  but if you bend over... well you know.... i'm wearing ruffled panties that i really don't care if people see...
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« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2005 07:29:48 AM »

man i need to find a picture of my strawberry shortcake costume..of course were talking from over 20 years ago..and not so sexy!! i think i was 8...i still have all my orignal dolls and junk too...its so funny how stuff like this comes around again..super cute!! but makes me feel so old when i say i used to play with those dolls too..oh so many moons ago..heh...  Cry 
id like to see yours when your done!
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« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2005 09:06:54 AM »

woohoo! I'm so glad I found this thread. I'm thinking of doing soemthing cute like this for Halloween... unfortunately I can't sew at all and have no sewing machine, so I'll probably have to adapt some thrift store finds. But I bow to you, women of seamstress goddess powers!
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« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2005 11:28:57 AM »

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is it really that short?

I work in a costume shop and we have that exact costume. My sister is going to be her for Halloween so she tried it on for me. It's not quite that short. It JUST covers her butt but if she plans on picking anything up off of the floor she's out of luck. And my sister has quite a booty so I think you should be okay.
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« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2005 11:15:30 PM »


      Do you sew?  There can't be more than three yards of fabric in that costume.  Pick up some pink gingham and Simplicity pattern #8851, and a few hours of quality time with your sewing machine later...you're set!




thank you thank you thank you for posting this! Cheesy i was also planning to be shortcake, or maybe alice in wonderland (yes, i am still undecided), but really don't have $60 to send on a costume from the store.

and i just signed up to post this LOL. i'm not the best at sewing, but i guess i'll have to try! Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2005 10:26:13 PM »

Major thanks to slackferno for posting that Simplicity pattern; I used it for my own Strawberry Shortcake costume that's nearly done (to do list: sew in elastic on bloomers, handsew in snap closure for skirt, complete embroidery on apron, make muffin hat...yikes, it still seems like a lot!). This was my first creation from a pattern (plus my first zipper!), and I was shocked at how smoothly it went. I even made some modifications, including adding some length to the skirt--thanks for savin' me and my behind there, craftster gals! I also added a top panel to the apron (to be more authentic) and removed some fabric from the blouse (it was too poofy for my liking).

Also, a shout of gratitude for chrissydot, for introducing me to Sock Dreams. I ordered some of their Green Knees socks for the costume, plus a pair of thigh-high purple socks just for sheer joy. Their order was zippy, no s&h charges, and I love my socks!

Can't wait to see how the other Strawberry costumes turn out!
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« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2005 09:43:00 PM »

since this is the strawberry shortcake help thread i thought i'd add my own question Smiley

where could i get those green & white striped thigh high socks? i was going to get them at sockdreams but they're sold out Sad  oh, and please nothing too expensive Smiley im kinda broke right now
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« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2005 10:11:22 PM »

Which ones are sold out at SockDreams? Their site says both the opaque stocking kind and the more sock-like kind are still available. Hunt around on their site; they've tons of variety of striped socks.
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« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2005 01:23:36 PM »

hey im thinkin about strawberry shortcake for halloween too....thses posts helped thnx guys!
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« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2005 08:50:30 PM »

Which ones are sold out at SockDreams? Their site says both the opaque stocking kind and the more sock-like kind are still available. Hunt around on their site; they've tons of variety of striped socks.

ohhh! thanks Cheesy duh me. i was only paying attention to the m strips ones.  since the opaque stockings listed on the site are exactly the same ones as i was hoping to get my hands on from another site, i think i'll just order from sockdreams, b/c it's cheaper Smiley thanks again! *does happy dance*
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« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2005 08:14:28 AM »

Glad to help, mai!
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« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2005 06:08:16 PM »

sorry, but i have another question Smiley im trying to find a muffin hat pattern, but the only one i found was this one. but im kind of skeptical... thing this one will be just fine? i'd like my hat to be really 'poofy'. or does anybody have a better suggestion? thanks Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2005 07:07:57 PM »

Ha, I'm using that same pattern, mai! I also wrote to Dawn and sent her a picture of the hat I was going for, and she assured me I was on the right track.

I modified her pattern in the following ways:

- added a red band about 1.25" wide inbetween the brim and poofy part
- I cut the brim as in Dawn's tutorial, then cut it again so it wasn't a complete circle, but more like the doll (I used this image as my basis). I think this part is easier to show than try to talk you through:



- Finally, Dawn said I'd need to make the poofy part larger to get the effect I wanted. Her large circle is approximately 16", and I made mine about 18" and it's still not large enough. So, go big to get a good amount of poof. If you think it would help, I'd gladly post a pic of my final hat.
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« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2005 09:12:43 PM »

you are the most awesomest!! i'd love to see your completed hat Cheesy  now what would i do without you!?

*runs off to figure out the hat*
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« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2005 07:20:14 AM »

Sorry it took me so long to get back, mai. Having any luck?

Here's two imges of my hat; the first one shows off the poof and the second is a better shot of how I modified the brim. If I had time or inclination to redo it, I'd make the trim smaller, by about half and add more fabric for the poof.



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« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2005 07:45:19 PM »

your hat is adorable. thanks for posting it  Smiley i havnt even started making mine yet.. *cries* been busy with school. i should really start tonight or tomorrow, b/c i'll have to wear it friday night!
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« Reply #28 on: October 28, 2005 10:17:53 PM »

I've had all the sewing done for days, if not more than a week, but just finished the embellishments on my apron and had to post them somewhere; I'm so proud at how they really make the apron sooo much cooler:

Lower part of apron:


Detail of one of the felt embellishments:


This was really my first time working with felt, and I had a lot of fun once I got over some initial frustrations (like not being able to stitch through the fabric glue, whoops!).

My party's Saturday night, so I'll post my whole ensemble in the Halloween 2005 thread early next week. Cheesy
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« Reply #29 on: October 29, 2005 01:46:38 PM »

aww. thats too cute! i was going to do something like that on the bottom of my apron too, but oh well.. the hat took more time then i though  Tongue id post a picture of my lovely hat but my batteries on my camera died! grrrr..
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« Reply #30 on: October 31, 2005 09:59:54 PM »

My finished costume is posted here!
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