Introduction: Cupcake Costume With a Cherry on Top
Cupcake Costume hot off the sewing machine...
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You can read the entire story behind this commission on my blog :
Step 1: Cupcake Costume
Since this costume was for a toddler, I needed it to be comfortable and sturdy and easy to wear while gathering candy. Here's a glimpse of the structural base. The bottom cake part consists of vintage velvet stitched end to end, folded, filled with a layer of batting, and stitched at even intervals all around. A child's tank top was opened on the sides and expanded with triangular fabric inserts, then stitched to the cupcake base allowing the structure to hang perfectly from the shoulders. A wooden embroidery hoop holds it round in the middle (it will soon be secured with hand-stitching when the cupcake top is added).
Step 2: Cupcake Costume Completed
The top consists of white felt sewn in a bubble shape with elastic gathering the waist and neckline. I sewed vintage lace around the neckline, hand-stitched the gathered waist to the cupcake base (securing the embroidery hoop), and stitched the felt to the tank top around the armholes. Next, I attached pastel puffballs with fabric glue and stuffed the belly with polyfil.
Step 3: Cupcake Costume With a Cherry on Top
A cupcake needs a cherry on top so I made this hat. It consists of shiny red vinyl cut into a circle and gathered with elastic. The stem is composed of a strip of brown naugahyde folded and stitched on the edge, then inserted through a tiny hole in the top of the cherry hat. Wire was inserted into the stem and then coiled in a circle at the base inside the hat to make it stand up and curve outward. A circle of felt was stitched around the base of the stem on the inside of the hat to hide the wire and ensure that it will be comfortable.
Participated in the
Halloween Easy Costumes Challenge