Creative Costumes & Halloween Decor: 50 Projects to Craft & by Editors of Creative Publishing

By Editors of Creative Publishing

The all-in-one Halloween book!

Creative Costumes & Halloween Decor combines dress and adorning tasks into one handy ebook. The costumes are designed round 3 easy kinds: tabards, robes, and entire fits (made from pajama patterns). add-ons like wings, capes, skirts and many headwear also are incorporated. information like collars, gloves, spats, and face portray directions supply plenty of principles for personalizing costumes.

The decor part comprises 30 specific initiatives for adorning your home inside and outside, in addition to certain tasks for throwing a Halloween celebration. The tasks use universal family items plus plenty of craft-store goods like wooden items, paints, papier mache, felt, craft foam, floral fabrics, and polymer clay. Elaborately propped attractiveness photographs and step by step directions with pictures of each step make the projects-both dress and decor-easy to appreciate.

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5 cm) above lower curved edge. 5 Stitch seam allowances together above clip to upper edge, 1⁄8" (3 mm) from raw edges. Pivot, and stitch to seamline, ¼" (6 mm) from top; backstitch to secure. Press seam allowance to one side. Press seam allowances open below clip. 5 cm) opening at center of seam; press seam allowance open. Divide circle into fourths; mark. 7 Fold circle, wrong sides together, matching raw edges. Zigzag over a cord, stitching 3⁄8" (1 cm) from the raw edges. 8 Divide lower edge of crown into fourths; mark.

If the pattern does not have feet, the costume can be designed with separate spats (page 112), if desired, or an attached shoe flap can be added at the bottom of the leg front. Design inserts can be sewn to the costume for added details, such as a furry back or a soft tummy patch. These inserts are made from fabric that does not ravel, such as felt or synthetic fur. To reduce bulk, the costume fabric is cut away from behind the insert. 36 Creative Costumes How to Sew a Costume with a Design Insert 1 Draw sketch of desired finished costume.

The fabric is folded, marked, and cut according to the individual’s body measurements. Several sleeve styles can be used, depending on the look desired. You may select wide, sweeping sleeves for a wizard costume; full, gathered sleeves for an angel or princess costume; or long, narrow sleeves for a witch. The gown is cut as one piece, with the width of the fabric running from sleeve hem to sleeve hem. Follow the instructions opposite to determine the yardage needed. 5 cm) for the hem allowance.

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