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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Little Red Ridinghood and The big Bad wolf costume (img heavy) on: October 27, 2008 10:19:22 PM
Ok I cheated on the wolf head. It's a hat that I bought off ebay and sized down. I really wanted to make a nightgown and hat for the wolf, but the dad was opposed @@. So we went pre grandma's house. Which is probably easier for the little guy to walk in anyhow. There is a eyelet petticoat under the wool skirt that you can't see. It gives the skirt a little extra poof. I am posting a picture of the shoes before so you can see how I changed them.




2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / toddler renaissance style dress costume on: October 27, 2008 08:24:34 PM
I used simplicity 4467 pattern (the one for the witch) for the underdress. Only I added a lace layer to the skirt and two ties onto the sleeves. They wanted to be able to use the costume next year if possible. The ties make the sleeves somewhat adjustable. For the hat I used thin foam, covered it in fabric added some ribbon and little silk flowers and then some sheer ribbon coming out of the top. The hat is my favorite part, but the little girl won't wear it.  Sad The shoes are a pair from Target that I dyed a darker shade of pink. Added the velvet ribbon and little flowers.

3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: toddler mermaid costume on: October 27, 2008 08:05:20 PM
ooooh beautiful job on the costume! my favourite peices are the hat and the cuuuute shoes! its  cool how you managed to find fabrics that represent seaweed so well ( particularly the see through one with the green spots! great job!

Thank you, I actually dyed the fabric I used for the tail and hat to give it that look.
4  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Pink Mermaid costume on: October 27, 2008 12:38:43 PM
These ones are for other people. I am still finishing up my kids costumes.
5  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: toddler mermaid costume on: October 27, 2008 12:36:35 PM
Thanks everyone. The little shells and things on the shoes are beads that I bought at Walmart. I painted and glittered them. The other shells and starfish are from the beach in front of my house or local stores.
6  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / toddler mermaid costume on: October 26, 2008 07:09:57 PM
The mannequin is made for larger sizes so it looks funny. Just picture it with smaller arms. For the hat I sewed leave shaped pieces of silk onto a dyed crib type cap. Then washed it so the edges would fray. Made a bow and stitched it on. For the shoes I dyed a little pair from Target added some and beads. All the beads are sewn and glued down.

7  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Practically No-sew Angel Costume (probably far more pictures than needed) on: October 26, 2008 06:58:33 PM
Well you more thna mildly amused me. That looks great, I really like the top.
8  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Pink Mermaid costume on: October 26, 2008 06:54:40 PM
I tie dyed pink dupoini (sp/) silk for the tail. I dyed, decorated and beaded the shoes. The fins of the tail are different shaeds of pink tulle that I spray paint for added strength because the back gets drug on the bottom. The spray paint prevents the tulle from ripping.

9  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Beauty and the Beast costumes (img heavy) on: October 26, 2008 06:31:27 PM
The Belle costume is a combination of two patterns. Simplicities 9902 and 4764. I used a deeper gold satin as opposed to the traditional yellow gold. I dyed the lace to match the fabric. By combining yellow gold and tan rit dye. BTW polyester lace dyes surprisingly well. The shoes were a plain white satin pair that I dyed to match, added some trim, little roses and hand beaded. Ther necklace is made from trim, little satin roses and beads. I made a tutu style slip to go under the dress to add poof. For the Beast I made  a simple one piece outift out of a tan minky fabric and added furry feet. I cut down a womans jacket for the jacket added a velvet collar and some trims. The reast of the outfit is sewn onto the one piece. For the head piece I used part of an old lion costume and added the horns.


10  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: And the Belle shoes and necklace on: September 06, 2008 11:29:36 PM
What a transformation! Pardon my novice craft mind, but how did you manage to dye the shoes that beautiful golden hue and the flowers all pastel-ey without everything running together?

I dyed the shoes first and then added everything. I just used rit dye, mix golden yellow with a little brown. And just kept rechecking the shoes until the color was right. Then I beaded over the flower pattern that was already on the shoes. Hand stitched on the trim and stitched the beads and little silk flowers. You can buy the little flowers in a package at JoAnns. I found the rosy pink fabric that I used to make the roses on the dress at Walmart for $2 a yd. I was amazed at how well they matched the little roses.
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