So, I am in FULL ON conference mode and things are crazy here.
That being said there will probably only be 2 posts this week.
And one of them is a re-run...
this is the Halloween Dress I made for Iz last year using 2 bandannas and some tulle.
Incidentally, it still fits so she is wearing it again this year, and it cost me $2.50 and took an hour to sew.
Do you want to know how to make it????
I thought you did.
How I made a Halloween Dress for my sweet Iz...
So, I am at Wal-mart and I come across these Halloween bandannas for $1 each, and I vaguely recall seeing a tutorial on a super easy and quick bandanna dress so I snatched them up.
|I love the design, feminine and halloweeny at the same time|
You need 2 bandannas
Tulle or Ribbon (at least 80" long)
And your trusty sewing machine
First things first you place the bandannas together one on top of the other, there is probably writing on one edge so you need to make sure that the writing edge is the top edge for both pieces. That way it can't be seen in the final product. Then measure from the top (where the writing is, remember), now here I changed the measurement from 6" to 4" for the arm hole. I also chose to use tulle instead of ribbon to tie my dress off so while T&L added and inch and a half (the width of their ribbon) I added one inch (my tulle was 6" wide, but tulle scrunches a ton, and I cut it in half long ways so in the end it was 3" wide). If you are following me, and bravo if you are 'cause I am all over the place, I measured down 5" from the top edge (where the writing is) and marked it with a pin on both left and right sides.
Now take the top edge (with the writing) and fold down the width of your ribbon, or in my case one inch for my tulle.
|Did you know I have an awesome hide away ironing board, I kind of love it|
|sew as close to the edge as possible|
My tulle was 6" wide so I measured one length about 40" long and then cut it in half lengthwise giving me 2 3" wide 40" long pieces.
|The easiest way to do it is to put a safety pin in one end of the ribbon/tulle and feed it through.|
Next step, put it on your favorite little pumpkin! My favorite happens to be at her Mother's Day Out program so you will have to settle for a picture of it on the back of her door. When she gets home though, I will make her do a little modeling for me.