Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tuesday's Halloween Creation Made from a Sock!


American Girl 

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!


Meggie

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    1. Thanks Melody, I think it's kind of cute too!

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  2. That's adorable, and clever!! I'm putting it on Pinterest- watch it blow up! Where did u get the little pumpkin?

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    1. Hello my girl Amy! It amazes me how you keep up with everyone! You like the little pumpkin? All the dollar stores carry them this time of year - 4 for $1.00. They are the perfect size.

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  3. That is amazing, Meg. I'd love to have you link to my blog also. Tonight (Thursday) at 10 P.M. the party opens. That is the most beautifully done doll outfit I've ever seen!! My granddaughter is beyond that now but WOW!! You are clever!! Linda

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/

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    1. Gosh that's inspiring praise Linda. You really made me blush! I did just find your comment (Friday) and joined your followers. Is that linking? Again, thanks a million.

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    2. Meg here. Okay, I know what you mean. I found your link party and linked. I'm new at this! Thank you for inviting me Linda.

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    1. Yup, my little Kit can rock an outfit!

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  5. Featuring your outfit, Meg. It's just so perfect. I love dolls. Did you read between the lines? :) Also PINNED. Thanks again. Linda

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    1. Linda, I visited your site and then I visited some of your featured sites! And left comments too!

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  6. I love that outfit. That is so cute. And it is just in time for the Halloween. Oh! I will definitely going to give this idea a try.

    ShopAtOliviasDollCloset.com

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  7. Jewell...how did your craft fair go????...I did 3 this year..and they all did horrible....everyone eeewwed and aaaawwed...and loved my outfits...but no one was buying. Was very discouraging...I think I will stick to Etsy.... www.etsy.com/shop/prairiewindgirls

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