Cowles Creative Pub., 1997 - Crafts & Hobbies - 127 pages
You will discover ways to design and sew Halloween costumes that are uniquely your own creations. By breaking the total costume down into separate elements, you can build a costume that is as simple or detailed as you wish. Similar construction techniques are used for various elements throughout the book, making them very compatible. Color photos and illustrations throughout, and charted patterns help you design and sew the costumes.
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accent acrylic paint back panels back seam Baste bias tape brim center front Clip contrasting tip costume element cut one rectangle Cut one tabard Cut two pieces Cutting Directions Cut desired finished length desired length Draw a Pattern drawing the pattern edge of waistband elastic embellishments flat collar Fold Follow steps Found objects front and back Full suit costumes gathered collar gemstones glue gown Grosgrain Hand-stitch headband hood hook and loop jack-o'-lantern length equal long edge loop tape lower edge macramé nail tips narrow tail neck edge opening closed optional outer cape outer edge overlock paint pattern as drawn petals pieces of ribbon pin marks Press seam allowances raw edges scallop sewn shape sleeve spats spikes stinger stitch V4 stitching line strip of fabric styles Styrofoam tabard back tabard front Topstitch Trim seam allowances Turn right side two-way stretch underlap veil vent hose waist measurement width equal wire wrong side