Oh, and costumes and props were welcomed.
Also, I procrastinate.
So, at the last minute, I threw together a little costume made from an old Tshirt. I constructed the
dorky-looking hat bonnet and a half apron and had her wear it over the jumper I made her big sister last year that she had just grown into.
Here is a little how-to (again, my pictures are a little lacking due to the thrown-together nature of this project and dreary weather on the day I made it.)
an old t-shirt
That's it! Sweet, huh?
I cut a big circle out of the back of the tshirt- I traced the biggest bowl I had that would fit on it (the shirt was a large, by the way).
Then I cut slits in from the edge about an inch and spaced about an inch (or so) apart. I threaded my elastic all the way through and sewed the ends together.
|Definitely easier than getting her to pose for a picture and smile!|
I cut off the bottom of the front of the tshirt (underneath the iron-on transfer that I had messed up) and set that aside for later.
Then, to make the waistband and ties, I cut the bottom 2 1/2 inches off of each sleeve.
I cut them open and cut the seam out, too.
|Pure talent- holding the scissors and taking a picture at the same time! =)|
I cut another little section from the bottom side of the shirt that was leftover from cutting out the circle. I just wanted it to be a little longer- this piece was about 6 inches long. I squared up the edges of the sleeve pieces, too.
The small piece was sewn to the two longer pieces cut from the sleeves.
I felt like making pleats, so I pleated the skirt of the apron (using trial-and-error) and pinned it to the waistband/tie piece I had just made. (NOTE- gathering stich would have been easier and faster!)
I sewed the pin-pleated raw edge of the skirt to the raw edge of the band, right sides together....
...and flipped the pre-hemmed edge over to encase the seam, pinned, and sewed again.
One edge of the ties and the sides of the skirt were left raw, but it is a Tshirt and it won't fray, so no big deal.
Now, after all that, she didn't even WEAR the
So, that was it! One Little Miss Muffet using only what I had laying around. Love me a good free craft project!