I saw a picture of a costume like this online and decided to try and make my own for Halloween. This is my first time submitting an instructable so bear with me!
Step 1: Step 1
The first thing I did was make a yellow dress for the base of the costume. I could not find a cheap one that worked, and things did not work out so well when I attempted at making my own, so I followed these directions:www.craftstylish.com/item/50872/how-to-transform-a-mens-shirt-to-a-cute-summer-shirtdress
and used a $4 yellow men's dress shirt from Goodwill. The directions are pretty easy to follow, and I did not have to modify them at all because the dress fit well as it turned out.
Step 2: Step 2
Next, I had to create the kernels. I measured the front of myself and drew up a picture of the dress, and decided that I would need 24 kernels that were 3 inches across in order to cover the front of the dress. I got a different shade of yellow, along with cream fabric, and cut out twelve 6" squares, and twelve 4" squares. Then I folded each square into quarters, and cut off the corners to make them into circles.
Step 3: Step 3
After I had all my circles cut out, it was time to sew them together. I pinned a large circle on top of a smaller one, with one of the edges lining up. If it makes a difference and there is a visible front and back to your fabric, pin them right sides together.
Step 4: Step 4
For this step, I just pinned and repinned until I got the circle as I wanted it. It might take a few tries to get the hang of it. About every half an inch or so, I took a small flap of fabric of the big circle and folded it over to made a pleat, and then pinned it to the smaller circle to create the rounded shape. I left about two inches or so unpinned so I could turn the kernel right side out once sewed together.