Costume drama to sew


Costume occasions are the perfect opportunity to break out of the usual day by day get-up. No wonder costume events are happening year round.

For an upcoming costume event, consider creating a dramatic statement with the Day of the Dead theme. This sewing pattern includes a corset, hoop, skirts, blouses and veils. (Click photo for product information). Check out fabric stores and for great selections of Day of the Dead fabric.



day of dead

Make a luscious flowered hat or headband to accessorize this look. A fantastic selection of fabric flower branches and skeletons can be found at the big box hobby shops. Scroll down for tutorial.


tools and supplies

Use heavy and light weight floral wire for this hat project. Wire cutters are an essential tool to cut heavy wire.


wrap a wire crown

To adorn a purchased hat, first make a loose crown of strong floral wire.


arrange clusters of flowers

Next arrange clusters of flowers


wire flowers to crown

attach the stems with lightweight wire to the wire crown


Hot glue skeletons and additional accessories onto your creation. The more outrageous the better!

wire hat brim

You can wire a hat brim by machine. Use a foot with a tunnel. Zig zag stitch in place. Cover wire with a flexible decorative trim.


Make or purchase spandex gloves.

remove paper

For a tutorial click photo.


Have fun with this theme!


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