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Pantone Color Swatch Costume

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Can't decide what to wear for a costume party? Why go as some thing boring like a witch or princess when you can go as a color?!
I chose the 2013 Pantone color of the year for my Halloween 2013 costume.

Sorry there aren't more pictures. I decided on this at the last-minute since I'm incredibly indecisive.
 
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Step 1: Materials

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- Oversize t-shirt
- White fabric - I used an old sheet
- Liquid stitch, sewing machine, or sewing kit
- Scissors
- Black paint pen(s)
- Straight Pens
- Printed Lettering to trace - I've attached the pdf & Illustrator files for the lettering I used. Don't forget to adjust the size of your letting to fit you & change the color information to match the color of your t-shirt.
- Ruler or straight-edge & pen/pencil/chalk

Step 2: Prep your Shirt

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I really wish I had taken pictures while I was doing this step.

I cut off the sleeves of my shirt, folded the cut edges under, and liquid stitched them. You can also sew them if you'd rather. I don't have a sewing machine handy, and I was tired of hand-sewing when I did this. The liquid stitch held just fine.

After that, I turned my shirt inside out, laid it on the ground, and put a dress that fits me like I wanted on top of it (make sure to center the dress so that your neck hole is lined up correctly). Then I marked the outline of the dress, pinned the shirt along that line, tried it on to make sure that it fit like I wanted, and sewed up the lines to make the over-sized t-shirt fit the same as my dress. After that I trimmed off the excess fabric. I ended up trimming off about 3 inches on both sides.
skipernicus2 months ago

This made me giggle - such a clever thing!

mlake fatloss6 months ago
lol
Brilliant
Aw, thanks! :)
CathyJo866 months ago
Very creative! Nice work :)
jessicahenderson88 (author)  CathyJo866 months ago
Thank you! :)
Love the idea and the color choice :)
Thanks! Green is my favorite color, so I had to make it green. :)