Saturday, October 16, 2010

Ice Cream Cone Costume- Pottery Barn Style

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Cute, right? Let’s make it!


You’ll need (for 3-6 yr old)

1/2 to 1 yd white fleece

1/2 yd brown fleece

fleece for chocolate chips and sprinkles

Poly-fill stuffing , small amount

These are the four pieces you’re making, to be sewn together:

Ice cream top, Ice cream tube, scallop cone and waffle cone skirt.


Now let’s go!

Trace an A-line dress that fits the child onto pattern paper. I did that, then drew on it where I wanted the ice cream scoop tube to be, where the waffle cone would end and where the scallops would be. Then I cut the pattern from the waist up, and drew things like below- side darts in back and a middle dart for the front, and a center line to cut on the fold. You could just cut straight from the dress if you’re bold like that.


Then I cut out the white fleece, and sewed darts in the middle front and back sides.


Sew the shoulders and side seams, with ride sides together.


Cut a slit in the back for opening, then fold down the neckline, back slit, and arm holes 1/2 inch and sew all the way around.


Cut out the chocolate chips and sprinkles and sew them on. I didn’t turn under to applique. Just sewed on, then trimmed with the scissors flush with the fabric.


Ok, top is done. Hooray! Go get yourself some mm’s. You deserve it.

For the waffle cone bottom:

Cut out the cone brown fleece, basically two rectangles the width of the bottom of the dress, from knee to top of hip Sew together at sides. Then sew on waffle cone topstitching. I pinned out the lines, then sewed 1/2 to the side of the pins (so I wouldn’t have to take them out as I sewed fast). I used thick denim gold thread on stitch length 4 so I could go fast. Sew all one direction then the other direction.


Hem the bottom. And it will look like this.


For the scallop part, cut out fleece about 6 inches high and the width of the dress, times two. Sew up the sides. Cut out scallops along the edge.


Sew along just above the scallops to the top of the waffle cone skirt.


Now let’s do the tube for the waist. Cut out a strip about 8 inches wide and 6 inches wider than the child’s waist. This will make a tube and be stuffed and add body to the dress. Cut out the chocolate chips and sew on the bottom 4 inches of the strip.


Ok, so I should have pics for this part but didn’t for some reason:

Sew the short sides together, right sides together, making a loop. Fold over the chocolate chip part to the midline of the fabric. Sew along this midline, stuffing every few inches. When you’re finished it should look like this:


You might be wondering why you have a 3 inch strip of extra fabric. It will make it easier to sew later, I promise.

Now you have the pieces we saw earlier (only the skirt pieces are attached.


Now take the top and the tube and sew the tube onto the top. I did this by pinning the tube seam line onto the bottom 1/2 inch of the top, and wedged it into my sewing machine like this. Then I continually pushed the tube over so I could sew. Push and smush all the way around.

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Then I sewed the skirt piece onto this seam line. I put the skirt ontop and flipped it up so right sides are together and the excess white strip is hanging down. Sew around. Smush and push.

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And you’re done!


1 comment:

Erin said...

So cute! All the mommies here make their kids' costumes, too. I go to the thrift store. Maybe someday (when I have a room to sew) I'll do it too!

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