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Emphasis goes on "doll"
This was my Halloween 2010 costume. While using a fairly simple pattern, this became a little challenging due to the burlap I made the dress from. (It was fully lined in brown lining) Burlap tends to fray moderate to heavily as you work with it. However, this is definitely do-able for an intermediate sewer. After the dress was made, I painted some foam balls yellow (to look like stick pins) and stuck them on wire hangers, using a bit of hot glue to ensure they didn't fall off. I made a spiral at the base of the pin to hold it at the right angle (see pictures) I got the idea for the pin assembly online, but I accidentally deleted the bookmark & lost it. I have no idea who she was or what site the photos were on. I had to sort of "wing it" through the pin part based on what I remember. Luckily, turns out that part was fairly simple. After sticking a few pins in the felt heart on my dress, I decided I needed one pin stuck all the way in, so I hot glued the foam ball directly to the dress, atop one of the felt "patches". I then added some poly-fil around several areas to mimic doll stuffing coming out. Red tights and a white petticoat finished off the outfit. I added the obligatory X's to my eyes & (started out with) "baby-doll" lips, but it had worn off before we got to pictures. This is one of my fave costumes.

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Maytag Suzanne
Maytag Suzanne · Rock Falls, Illinois, US · 21 projects
Incredible!

Someone put the voodoo down on you, Gal!

Very cute! Looking thru old costumes and your went BLAM in my eyes
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Emily
Emily · Naples, Florida, US · 132 projects
I love this! The pins are so perfect!
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Craftie Auntie
Craftie Auntie · Medford, Oregon, US · 55 projects
Amazing! I love it! What an awesome idea!
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Sarania
Sarania · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 15 projects
May I just say that this costume is absolutely awesome! I admire you for using burlap! Its such a pain to work with. And to make such a cute dress. Great, original idea. Amazing!
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Sarania
Sarania · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 15 projects
May I just say that this is an amazing costume! I admire you for using burlap! That is so hard to work with. And you make such a cute dress, too. Great, original idea!
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ZBlue
ZBlue · 11 projects
Thank You! Good luck with yours. It was really simple, just hard to poke the hanger through. It was comfy to wear too, nthe wires did not poke or rub as I feared they would.
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joanna
joanna · Thessaloniki, Makedonia Thraki, GR · 35 projects
this is amazing! well done! actually, i want to dress up as a voodoo doll this thursday, but i don't have a dress. i will just paint my face and make a small heart pillow on which i will pin , pins like yours! ^_^
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