Saturday, September 19, 2020

Easy Barbie Pumpkin Halloween Costume -No Sew

Back in the 1980's it was popular for fabric manufacturers to sell panels of fabric that were designed to be cut out into pillow shapes. And one year I made pumpkin Halloween costumes from panels for my sons too. I was reminded of this recently when I saw a simple Jack-O-Lantern poncho type top for women in LTD Commodities... So I decided it would be fun to create one for Barbie too:@)

And of course it's easy to add a cute headband from a recycled bottle ring, 
wrap some pipe cleaners for vines and glue on a leaf or two to mimic the stem. 

What I did:
  1. Cut a 9" wide circle of fabric (doesn't need to be perfect). This will bring the top down to her wrists. It can be shorter or longer. I used pinking shears. 
  2. Fold circle in half twice into cone shape. Measure down 1/2" from point, draw half circle, cut hole in center just big enough for Barbie's head to fit through. Glue sewing trim around the hole for decoration if desired. I used a string of sequins and Liquid Stitch.
  3. Create the Jack-O-Lantern face, I used a Sharpie.
  4. From here, you're basically done. You can continue decorating as desired😎
A few possible sewing trim embellishments:

The LTD Commodities version, my inspiration:
Halloween Pumpkin Costume Poncho

And I thought it might be fun to make a little baby bunting from a balloon...
Oh my ~gourd~ they're so cute:@) Laying and sitting baby, same balloon.
Cut small hole for opening, draw lines/ridges, tie knot, cut roll off, color stem.
Stretch hole so baby fits inside, fit opening around baby's face.

More ideas:

~Make something just for fun and have a happy day🎃

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