Thursday, 23 February 2012

Book Week Cometh!

With World Book Day happening next Thursday, lots of mums will be springing into action creating costumes, so I would like to share my simple costume makes.
Most of them are based around a cloak - it can be made in different colours and used for all sorts of characters, and some I made have been hand sewn as I didn't have a machine at the time. So here goes ...
Simple cloak
Robin Hood - the cloak here is just a large rectangle of fabric with a channel sewn at the top edge and thick cord or ribbon threaded through. To add pizazz I bondawebbed a crown motif into the middle. Underneath a very simple tabard, again with the crown motif.

and a hat made from two triangles of felt sewn together with a feather to finish. The next stage on is to create a hood...
Little Red Riding Hood
Hand sewn in
This is done by creating some pleats about three quarters of the way down the cape, and a ribbon sewn onto them, the pleats can be adjusted to suit the height of the wearer.
 The shorter end is then joined across the top to create the hood. I also made one in black for when Robin became the sheriff ! In brown it could a Jedi cloak.
I hope this will offer some help in creating a costume.
Jo x


GirlAnachronismE said...

Great costumes, very cute!

Caroline Lovis (Redneedle) said...

What a timely tip. Little Red Riding Hood looks gorgeous

Highland Monkey's said...

Oh don't they look cute and the costumes do as well!