October 28, 2013

Witch costume for American Girl Doll

What you need

  • Halloween colored fabric (7 1/4" x 43")
  • black tulle (8 1/4" x 43")
  • colorful fabric remnants for patches
  • colorful thread (clashing colors with fabric remnants) for hand sewing
  • double sided iron-on adhesive (Heat'n'Bond) for remnants
  • 10" 1/4" elastic

See here how to make the broom. 

How to make the skirt

1. Take skirt fabric and sew a 1/4" hem on one long side (fold up 1/4" then again 1/4")

2. Cut a few irregular small shapes from colorful remnant fabric and iron patches on skirt fabric.

3. Hand-stich with uneven stitches around the border of the patches.

4. Lay black tulle on wrong side of skirt fabric, aligning  with un-hemmed skirt fabric.
   Tulle should stick past the hemmed skirt part.

5. Make a 1/2" hem as a casing for the elastic (fold up 1/4" then 1/2").
    Make sure you fold up skirt fabric and tulle.

6. Insert elastic, pin both ends

7. Sew short fabric sides together, including elastic.

You are done !!!


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