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I'm not sure why I decided to be Madeline, but that is what I am this Halloween.  I, of course, didn't get working on it till the last minute, so I finished today (Halloween).  It doesn't take that long to make.  It takes the most time making the dress.  Though you can always buy one that would work just as well.  What really makes the costume is the white collar with red ribbon.

I actually checked out Madeline books to make sure I got the costume right.  I had to check out three to find a picture I wanted to replicate because all of the images are painted differently.
 
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Step 1: Supplies

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So there are three main pieces to this costume.  Some of the supplies overlap, but here is what you need.

Dress:
  • Blue Fabric (2 and a half yards to be safe)
  • Zipper or some sort of closures
  • Sewing Machine
  • Pattern if you have one for a long sleeve, knee length dress
Collar:
  • White Fabric (a yard should be plenty)
  • Interfacing (half a yard is enough)
  • Red Ribbon (2 pieces about 13 inches long)
  • Pattern (PDF in Collar step)
  • Needle and Thread
  • Sewing Machine
Hat:
  • Yellow Felt (I think I had one yard and that was enough)
  • Interfacing (half a yard should be enough)
  • Black Ribbon (about 57 inches long)
Hair:
  • Red wig or dye your hair Revlon 42 Medium Auburn
  • Black Ribbon
  • Hair Binder
  • Video

Step 2: Dress

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I did make my own dress and it was a pain.  I planned on making the blue dress and then sewing a collar onto it, but that seemed like more work than I had time for so I ended up having them be separate pieces.

If you can find a pattern, use it.  Mine was Very Easy Vogue Pattern V8145.

I didn't take pictures of the process since it was just me following a pattern and it was a lot of stitch ripping out and resewing

Can I buy it from you?

louisesux_1 year ago
this is great!!!
veeguy1 year ago
Thank you for doing a non food instructable. I am getting fat following you!
pheenix421 year ago
"....and that's all there is;
There isn't any more."
kieshar2 years ago
How cute!!!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  kieshar2 years ago
Thanks!
wold6302 years ago
I remember Madeline vividly. My French teacher made us read the book and watch the cartoons! You did a fantastic job on the costume, very impressive.
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  wold6302 years ago
Thank you! I don't know if I've seen the cartoons!
bajablue2 years ago
You are just too cute!!!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  bajablue2 years ago
Thanks :)
Adorable! Love this book. The costume is so cute :)
Thanks! I remember the book from when I was young too! It was fun reading them again :)
Mrballeng2 years ago
You are so clever. Great idea.
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Mrballeng2 years ago
Thank you!
sunshiine2 years ago
This is so adorable! Everything is perfect! Thanks for sharing.
Sunshiine
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  sunshiine2 years ago
Thanks for looking Sunshiine!
THIS CAME OUT SO GOOOOOD! (sorry for e-shouting) I love it so much, and you look adorable in it!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  audreyobscura2 years ago
THank you for e-shouting! I think it was appropriate :)
Oh, it turned out perfect! You did awesome. I love it. :D
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  jessyratfink2 years ago
Thanks! I did almost all of it yesterday. Just had to finish up the hat today :)