Tuesday, October 11, 2011

DIY Witch cape and skirt

I knew last year, when my sweet Kylee was just shy of 2 years old, that it was going to be the last Halloween I was going to get to decide what she was going to be. I figured there would be plenty of princess's and fairy's and butterfly's in her future so I went for the cutesy witch costume!

The bodysuit, leggings and black boots were borrowed so the only thing I needed to come up with was the skirt and the cape. This cape was the very first thing I ever sewed. Ever. I didn't follow a pattern or any tutorial, and since I wasn't blogging then I didn't take pictures as I went, but trust me...it was EEEASY!

I made the cape and hood as two seperate pieces and then sewed them together. For the cape, I just started with a square piece of fabric that was big enough to go down to the back of her knee.

And enough at the top to drape right around her shoulders.

At the top of the cape I left a 1" loop (by folding the top of the fabric over 1" and sewing a seam) and slid a green ribbon through to be able to cinch the cape at the top and tie it around her neck.
The skirt is just a purple and green tulle skirt (that if you're interested in making you can find a million tutorials for just by searching for tulle skirt tutorial). I used more tulle than the average tulle skirt calls for because I wanted it to be very full! After all the strips of tulle were tied on, I scrunched up the tulle in random spots all over to make it a little more spunky and witch like!

The witch hat I just picked up from the dollar store!

Under the hat, we did some fun *witch* hair!

Hopefully this year it won't be as rainy and cold as it was last year, but hopefully we DO get good candy! :)

Witching you a happy halloween! :)

Thanks for popping in today to be apart of my October MaDnESs!! See you back here tomorrow for a fun trick-or-treat surprise!!! ;) Have a Sweetly Lovely day my lovelies!!


Tonii said...

This is too cute!! I am loving all the tu-tu costumes this year and the cape adds just the right touch! And that robot costume?! LOVE! What a fun mom you are! :)

Jaime Lyn at Crafty Scrappy Happy said...

They are just toooooo cute!!!! PLEASEEEEE will you bring them over for trick or treating this year?! I mean Wisconsin isn't thatttttt far right?!?! Oh my goodness I think they just look so fun!!! :o)

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Danielle said...

Seriously your Halloween costumes rock for your littles! I love both of the costumes you did. What a crafty lady you are. Thanks for linking up and sharing:>

Danielle said...

I am featuring you tomorrow on Blissful and domestic. Stop by and grab a button!

Marilyn said...

This is awesome.. Great neat idea..I love it... I would LOVE for you to share this at my Pin'Inspirational Thursday linky party if you dont mind pweeease :))-- TY,, http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/10/pininspirational-thursdays-linky-party_26.html -- Officially following ya with smiles.. SO much creativity here.. : ))

PS: Hope you can join myself and 50+Blogger's in going PINK for Breast cancer Oct 30th if it fits your schedule.. Have a look, would LOVE for you to join in.. :)) TY
Wishing you a lovely start to your weekend..http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/10/paint-your-blog-pink-awareness-faith.html

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