Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep,
And doesnâ€™t know where to find them.
Leave them alone, and theyâ€™ll come home,
Bringing their tails behind them.
Making a Little Bo Peep costume at home isnâ€™t very hard.
Youâ€™ll need a crooked cane. Hereâ€™s how I made mine:
-Bend a wire coat hanger into a crooked cane shape.
-Cut batting into a long strip, about four inches wide, and wrap it around the hanger as thickly as youâ€™d like. Hot glue the edges down.
-Place the cane on two layers of brown fabric and trace the outline in chalk as two separate pieces, the caneâ€™s head and the straight body. The ribbon will cover the area where these meet.
-Cut around your outline, leaving a small seam allowance. Sew the two layers of fabric together. Turn them right side out.
-Carefully cram the padded hanger into the fabric casing.
-Tie a ribbon in a bow at the place where your fabric pieces meet. Dab a little hot glue on to keep the ribbon in place and your edges hidden.
A circle skirt makes a great poofed skirt for Miss Peep. There are numerous tutorials available, but the gist of it is that youâ€™ll make a fabric doughnut and stick a person in the hole. Hem the outer edge, sew elastic into the inner edge.
Youâ€™ll need to acquire a tutu or petticoat to give the skirt a pleasant poof.
Little Bo Peep will need a coordinating shirt or sweater of some kind. I knitted this simple sweater out of Lion brand Homespun yarn and I love how the colors turned out.
I altered a bonnet to have a wider brim by sandwiching the old brim between two layers of new brim and sewing.
To finish the look I made a simple apron by cutting out a U shape of white fabric, attaching white ribbon like you would bias tape around the rounded edge, and more white ribbon sewn on the top and tied in back.