Jul 30, 2011

DIY Tomato Costume for Kids

DIY Tomato Costume for Kids

This is my first time to create a do-it-yourself costume for my daughter as they celebrate their Nutrition Month 2011. I came up with the idea of doing a tomato costume for her out of fabric and not out of disposable plates as my initial plan. You too can do this, here's how:

First, you'll need these:
Thread, Red and Green Satin Fabric, Red Tulle, Garter and old Newspaper

Step 1: Make a pattern for the body from old newspaper. I measure my daughter's body first to make a perfect fit.

Step 2: Lay down the paper pattern over the fabric then do the cutting. It is best to use pins to secure your pattern over the fabric.

Step 3: Repeat Step 2 to your red satin and red tulle fabric. Remember to do this by two's as you will need two sets, one for the front and another for the back.

Step 4: Make a pattern for the green leaves. Repeat Step 2 after this.

Step 5: After having four pieces of green leaves, sew two pieces together. And now you have one set for the front (see photo above). Repeat this step for the back.

Step 6: Now you have one red satin fabric for the body, one tulle fabric for the lining and a set of green leaves. Sew these three together with the red satin at the back, green leaves in the middle and the red tulle on the front. After sewing, turn the red tulle at the back then do the final stitching on the neck part. Do the same step for the back part.

Step 7: Sew the body together. 

Step 8: Attached two strings for both parts so it could be easily worn and take off by the child instead of sewing the shoulder part permanently.

Step 9: I intend to place garter on it to give a balloon outskirt but since I am running out of time, I just made the final stitching on the bottom part of the body.

Step 10: I measured my daughter's head then cut a square shape on the red satin fabric for her cap. If you think that you have to make a circle to create a shower cap, there's no need. A square is perfect enough. Once you place the garter on its edge, it will result to a round shape. Now have a little cut on top of it then sew a green string-like fabric for the stem.

DIY Tomato Costume with Cap

DIY Tomato Costume in Action!

Disclaimer: This "how to" was based on my personal experience, however any comments, questions and suggestions are welcome but make sure you say it in a nice way:)

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