Spirit of Halloween
I spotted a pair of striped Halloween socks at Joann Fabrics and I wondered what I could create? Here you go - a one of a kind costume! I made a simple orange tulle underskirt by knotting orange tulle around a 10.5" black elastic waist, and then I made an easy black lace overskirt (just a long rectangle with elastic casing).
To make the socks I cut the top part of one sock off - the pumpkin part and that left me with a tube of stripes. I cut the tube in half, then stitched the seams and rounded the seams at the foot. Presto! Instant thigh high doll socks!
With the remainder of the sock, the picture part, I made a sleeveless stretch top. No pattern was needed. I cut the tube up the back so I had one piece. On each side of that pumpkin piece I added 2 striped rectangles for the back. Then I pinned it to the doll (ouch!) and trimmed the arms and back neck. Next I basted the arm and neck seam allowances (turned under 1/4") before I zig-zagged the top stitching. I finished the back as usual for a tee and added the Velcro closure. Presto! Instant adorable costume!
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