Make your own cheeseburger dress at fast food prices! Unlike that fancy crocheted hamburger dress
(admittedly the inspiration for this one), all you need to make this dress are basic sewing skills and items found cheaply, easily and locally.
Step 1: Materials and Supplies
You will need:
- a long tan camisole (Since this will become a dress, make sure it comes down to at least the middle of your hips. Also, err on the side of it being slightly too large as it will have to go over your hips entirely in the end.)
- felt* in white, yellow, red, and green (or, as my craft store called it, 'pirate')
- brown fleece* (for texture), or any other brown fabric you have lying around
- tan or white puffy paint
- scissors, needle, thread, and preferably a sewing machine**
*Fleece and felt will not make you look svelte. They will make a great looking burger, though.
**You can substitute a glue gun for the needle and thread if you don't trust your sewing abilities, are in a hurry, or enjoy stiff, inflexible seams. You can also substitute duct tape in various colors for all of the materials if you are a big Red Green fan.
Step 2: Felt Condiments - The Cheese
I chose felt for this project because it is cheap, comes in a variety of colors, and holds its shape. The easiest topping to make is the cheese. Simply cut the corners off of the yellow felt. Keep in mind how big you'll want them to be on the dress and how many cheese corners you want to show.
Step 3: Felt Condiments - The Onions
Find a large circular object you can trace (such as an IKEA mousepad) and make a circle on the white felt. I chose to trace in purple so the onion would have a little color on the edge. Cut, fold in half, and cut out the center. You can make more rings from the center if you wish. Cut these roughly in half when you're done.