Today we are joining in the Handmade Halloween series at Make it Handmade and Feather’s Flights. They are hosting an all-things Halloween event and they have had some fantastic guests. You need to go check out all the Halloween-goodness they have going on over there.
And today we get to join in the fun…with our dolly witch costume.
A couple of days ago I had a bored girlie…..who was in desperate need of a project. And anytime she needs a project or something to do I tell her to go and get her dolls and we can play (with no other girls in the house—we are the only two doll players).
“But they have nothing to wear at the moment,” she replies.
(As if the ten million outfits she has been gifted are not enough—–but I often say that in a closet of my own—so I guess I get it.)
So, I channeled “fun mom” even though I had many things on the to-do list and we set out to make a doll costume for “something to wear.”
We used the peasant dress I had previously made (the dress pattern is HERE, and the sleeve pattern is HERE) which she sewed on one machine while I made the little gathered apron on the other machine.
(BTW—pretend that the armholes match on that pattern—or cut them to match–that’s apparently what happens when I trace patterns from my tissue paper late at night.)
And then we decided she needed a hat and a broom. So we rummaged around the sewing bookshelf for more supplies…and here’s what we came up with.
Step 1: Cut out 2 5 inch circles. Cut one in half.
Step 2: Fold the half-circle into half again and sew up the open edge.
Step 3: Flip half-circle right side out.
Step 4: Hot glue to second circle. Use trim to hide glue line.
We did end up gluing a piece of 1/4 inch elastic round the hat to hold it on her head….but you can rest it on too.
And the broom was made with fabric, dowel and a little extra trim we had on hand.
And one hour later….she was done!
Now, I just need to get started on the real costumes!!!!