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 !!!


  

2 comments:

  1. Do you have it for the shirt and hat?

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    1. I made it a long time ago. I am sure I have it somewhere but not handy right now. For the shirt you can go to PixieFaire.com and get their free T-shirt pattern and just extend the sleeve length to what you need. That is what I did. For the hat, just take a compass and make a circle with a 1 3/4" radius (that will give you an 11" circumference) and another circle with a radius of 3 1/4" (that will give you a finished brim of 1"), cut that two times. Then cut a triangle where the bottom is rounded and has a distance of 11 1/2" and is as high as you want the hat to be, maybe 7-8". Sorry I can't be of more help. Good luck.

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