Projects on My Plate

  • Veda's Birthday Party
  • Sienna's Birthday Party
  • Sienna's Pencil Skirt
  • Pencil Skirt
  • Wardrobe re-do
  • Floral Skirt for Mommy
  • Breck's Bedding
  • Sienna and Veda's Bedding
  • Apron

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Halloween Costumes

I just finished Sienna's Halloween costume, and am working on Brecks. Sienna will be a Lady Bug. It was a fairly simple project, one I suggest for anyone. All you need is red and black felt (1 sheet each), black pipe cleaners (2), a black onesy, 3 red buttons, thread, 1/2 yard of pre-quilted red fabric, black pantyhose (for babies or toddlers, depending on who you are making it for), and black knee-high adult nylons (you can get these in little balls for 33 cents each at Wal-Mart). First, you cut out wings from the quilted fabric. Cut 2 for each side, then sew them together except for the very top. Turn it inside out. Cut out 6 black circles 2-3 inches in diameter. Hot glue them to the outside of the wings. You can choose to stitch them on, which would be cute, but for time reasons, I opted to just glue them. Then, fold the tops of each of the wings inward so that the rough edge isn't showing. Sew them directly onto the onesy at the shoulder line. I then sewed the 3 red buttons on the front to put some cute detail on the front. Twirl the pipe cleaners one at a time around your finger 3 times to get the spiral look, and cut out 4 red circles from the red felt. Hot glue them together, leaving a space to slide the pipe cleaners in. Glue it shut. These too can be stitched together for a cute look, but once again, I just glued it. Then take one of the knee highs and cut off the toe and the top thick part. hot glue the ends together. Then, wrap the bottom of the pipe cleaners around the opposite end of the nylon band about an inch apart from eachother. You can cute a thin strip of the red felt and tie it into a bow and glue it in the middle if you like. Voila' ! You have a lady bug! Just pair with black stockings and black mary-janes and you're set to go!

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