Friday, September 9, 2011

DIY: Lamb Costume

So cute for halloween!

These three little sheep can't wait to graze on candy. Their "fleece" is wool
batting, gathered and sewn to a sleeveless leotard, which is worn over a black
long-sleeved shirt and leggings. A cotton hat with floppy felt ears and a dot
of face paint complete the costume, which is also for children ages 3 and older.

Tools and Materials
1 sleeveless white leotard
Two 20-by-35-inch pieces of wool-blanket batting
8-by-10-inch pieces of wool felt in black and taupe
White craft glue, iron
A white cotton knit cap.

Lamb How-To
1. For bodysuit, place leotard on form or stuff it with something to give it
fullness as you sew, such as a pillow or bag of Poly-Fil. Bunch batting together
at 1-inch intervals, and sew to leotard with a tacking stitch. Trim excess.
Repeat with remaining piece of batting for back of leotard.

2. To create hat, use ear template. Use outer line of template to cut two ear
pieces from black felt; use inner line to cut two smaller ear pieces from taupe
felt. Use a small amount of glue to attach one piece of taupe felt to each piece
of black felt. Fold each ear in half lengthwise, and use a medium-hot iron to
steam a crease down the middle of each ear. Lay each ear over hat, 3 inches
from the bottom, with the taupe side in, and sew to hat.

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