Category Archives: Costume

Pieces of cloth make for child’s play

A friend came over the other day with her 4 year old grand daughter. To keep her entertained, I brought out piles of plush toys, books and other kiddy stuff. The big surprise was what became her favorite “toys”: several one yard cuts of glittery cloth. These fabric pieces became...
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Sew fun hats for kids!

Check out these new character hats to sew (head sizes 18″-20″). This pattern, Simplicity 1292, includes shark, monsters, bat, cat, rainbow and unicorn styles. Perfectly fun for festivals and costume events.  Sew fun!  ...
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Halloween and creative costuming

Halloween is just a few weeks away, so the quest for a perfect costume may begin. If you plan to sew one up, there is enough time to do so. When my kids were growing up I always wanted to be creative, yet make something quickly. Of course there always...
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Give a DIY circle skirt a twirl!

This post I’ve hedged a bit with. It’s just so easy to pick up a pattern at the fabric store, but this is a little exercise so you can draft one on your own. What was the most fun about this project was that I had an opportunity to engage...
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Drape a Steam-punk costume creation

Good news: apocalyptic steam-punk can be the perfect theme to drape a last minute costume goodie. Steam-punk style can be achieved with a certain mix of textures, colors, and accessories. If you are a Cinderella or Scarlet O’Hara type when it comes to costume preparation, this post is for you....
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