Hey Gang! So today I’m going to show you a super easy tutorial on how to make a capelet that is really a versatile item for lots of Halloween costumes!
Everyone at Harts is getting super excited for Halloween! Creative costumes, tasty treats, and of course fun decorations!! I just adore adorably spooky Halloween crafts! Some of my favorite motifs are ghost, bats, skulls, and pumpkins! Tulle is always a great choice for quick and easy decor and costumes – you just gotta love no-sew projects!
Ok! Let’s get started! You can bust these cute little guys out in about 30 minuets, so they are perfect for sprucing up your place right before your Halloween party!
With all of these kiddos running around in spooky costumes at the end of the month, knocking on your door for candy, you want to make sure that yours is visible even in the dark– especially if your little one is dressed in a dark costume! This is a simple tutorial on how to make a cute Trick or Treat Bag that will be visible to cars!
So, from my experience in the time I have been on this planet, I’ve noticed that the costumes for ladies have gotten a bit more… risqué every year. In my college days I worked for a company that sold packaged costumes and we were required to wear a costume that we sold to work every day in October. The choices for ladies were, in my opinion, not work appropriate. I usually ended up wearing a men’s costume or a headband with ears. I feel like the options for ladies (and young girls) have just been limited to “Sexy” whatever: Sexy Nurse, Sexy Cheerleader, Sexy Coloring Crayon, Sexy Banana… You name it: there’s a “sexy” version. Now, just to be clear, if you can rock a “Sexy Carrot” costume, the more power to you! You go girl! It’s just that those costumes may not be appropriate for work or your child’s school costume carnival and here’s some ideas for a bit more modest costume.
I’ve made some pretty fancy costumes over the years. (They don’t call me Mother of Dragons for nothing!) But sometimes that’s not what is called for. Sometimes you need something simple. I love making costumes, but I don’t love dressing up. So every year my friends try to come up with a theme that I can live with. My favorite was Clue. They all dressed up as Professor Plum and Miss Scarlett, et al. I put a toe tag and a black plastic bag on and went as the dead body. No fuss, no muss. You may need a little more than that. In comes the Tabard.
The Tabard isn’t just for Knights you know. It is the perfect piece of fabric that can turn anyone into a pumpkin, a greek philosopher, a robot, or even a furry little animal. Most costumes just need to create the illusion of your character. These can be just as convincing and creative as the perfect Elsa or Batman you buy at the store. Plus, they allow for more freedom. And, they are the perfect project for your first foray into costume making.
Hi guys! Today’s tutorial will be a modification on the Violet pattern from Colette! I thought it would be fun to change the shape of the collar to make something a bit spookier! The new Spellbound collection from Cotton + Steel has arrived here at Harts and all the girls are flipping out over it! I thought it would be the perfect fabric for an adorable bat wing Violet!
This is the year that you protect your pillowcases and give your kids their own extra-large trick or treat sack that they can have for years to come!
This is a sack that is super simple and still really adorable all you need is:
1/2 yard main fabric ( I used this alexander henry spider web cotton)
1/2 yard of a solid fabric, I used a green Kona Cotton
1 Wool Felt Square
1 Yard of a cotton webbing for the handles
8″ of steam a seam 2
Embroidery floss, Hoop and needle
For Halloween this year Julia made an amazing Merida costume! Merida is the main character from the Pixar movie Brave, and Julia just couldn’t resit portraying her this Halloween.
Julia used our silk cotton sateen in slate for the body of the dress and the silk cotton sateen in gold for the trim and the sash! The dress pattern is by Mccalls, pattern number M5499. Julia said the pattern was easy to follow and she really liked the fact that she didn’t need to add a zipper! The only adjustment she had to make to the pattern was making the neckline straight across. She even added an embroidered detail to the end of the waist tie!
So here we are, Halloween is just days away and most Halloween parties are this weekend! Are you freaking out because you don’t have your costume picked out yet? Never fear, we are here to help! Here are some some of the easy and quick last minute creative Halloween costumes that we came up with!
1. Muslin is your friend! Muslin is an inexpensive fabric typically used for patten adjustments but can be used to create a bunch of fun and easy costumes!
With just a few yards of fabric and some basic draping skills you can easily create a no sew toga! Your fancy new toga can be used as the base for a Greek god costume, or use some fabric dye to create the perfect statue of liberty costume! You can even use muslin to make a classic ghost costume without having to cut holes in your nice white sheets! Muslin easily rips on grain, so by ripping 2″ wide strips you can wrap your self like a mummy! There are endless possibilities for using basic muslin to create unique and creative last minute costumes!