Ghost Pillowcase Dress Costume
by Mandy, Sugar Bee Crafts
- Halloween Garland (loved the shimmer of purple), $1
- a pack of black dishcloths, $1
- 2 flour sack things – they’re by the kitchen towels, and there’s essentially a big square of white fabric, $2
- Sewing machine & thread, on hand
- Hot glue & glue sticks, on hand
How to Make It:
1. Cut the flour sacks to the size you want, lay them on top of each other with right sides together, and sew up the side seams.
2. Cut the half-a-“u” shape for the armholes as shown. Turn the edge and sew it down.
3. Cut the garland into 2 pieces – one that will go all the way around the bottom of the dress for trim and one to use as a shoulder tie. Also cut eyes and a mouth from the black dishcloth.
4. Then iron and sew down on the top of the front and back about 1 inch. This will make a casing that the garland can pass through to tie the dress around the shoulders.
To attach the face pieces and garland trim around the bottom, I just used hot glue. Then feed the other garland piece through the casing – try on the dress and tie it in place over one shoulder. Voila!
I love this costume because it can also be everyday wear during the Halloween season. My daughter wears it with a tank top and leggings underneath.
p.s. Last year I made an updated version of this classic halloween costume, too. Check out my tutorial: a ghost, but pillowcase style.
What a fabulous idea! Wonder how I could adapt this for a boy???
@Tammy, great question. Maybe you could use a white t-shirt and put a ghost face on it?
Heather, I love this! I added a link to this blog entry to my Making Halloween Costumes lens on Squidoo. May I have permission to use a photo on the article? This is so cute!! ~Peggy
Whoops, that was the wrong link provided above. Here it is: http://www.squidoo.com/making-halloween-costumes
simple but pretty.
I linked to your tutorial on my blog – thanks for sharing!