Good morning my four loyal readers!
I finished the costume, and took pictures of what I did. Unfortunately, it didn’t occur to me to get pics before I started the process so you’ll just have to use your imaginations for the early stages. It turned out quite well, if I do say so myself, and BB loves it.
[singlepic=71,320,240,,center] Okay, this picture is titled Step 1, but really the first step was to take all billion yards of fabric (I think it was about 2.5 yards, actually) and fold in in half length wise. Then cut a slit for the head and neck line.
[singlepic=70,320,240,,center] This is a sewing challenged person’s best friend. I can’t sew a stitch, but I can glue like a maniac!
[singlepic=68,320,240,,center] Since you’ve already folded the long piece of fabric length wise, and have cut the head slot, you can now go ahead and hem up the two long sides to prevent fraying. Let dry.
[singlepic=73,320,240,,center] Of course your little magician will need sleeves, so find a way to mark where the bottom of the sleeves will end. I used my handy dandy wooden clothes pins.
[singlepic=69,320,240,,center] Now open up your folded robe and hem (glue) the front to the back, all the way up to your clothes pin sleeve markers.
[singlepic=72,320,240,,center] Now use more of those wonderful clothes clip front to back to help the glue attach. Let dry overnight.
[singlepic=64,320,240,,center] Slip robe over your wizard’s head, finish off with a piece of gold curtain cord (Sorry, no pic of the cord) around the waist. His hat is a purple witch hat we found at the dollar store. It’s turned inside out because there are silver spider webs on the outside, which is not wizardy at all!
[singlepic=65,320,240,,center] Of course when you’re a powerful wizard fighting off evil doers, you cast spells with a serious expression.
Well darn! These last two pics are sideways! I’ll come back and fix that later. In the mean time,
TAAA DAAA! A complete wizard robe without a singel stitch!