Fortune Teller Costume

She can see candy in your future.
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I wanted to share this amateur costume I worked on this week.
I'm getting into a bad habit of buying fabric, with no plan and no pattern.
I either have too much faith in myself, or I'm too cheap to buy the pattern.

But the truth is, I have low standards. I'm only trying to impress my kids, which is very easy.
They are always super stoked about the sewing I do and that's why its so rewarding for me.
This is a total low pressure situation.

I made this blouse out of muslin. I used 3 yards for $2.50.
I knew I wanted puffy sleeves and lace ups on the front.
I used some scrapbook eyelets to do this. Whatever works!
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I made this purple skirt with 2 yards of this cheap purple stuff.
I simply made a casing at the top and threaded it with elastic.
Then I added two ruffle layers that were 2x the length of the skirt.
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I made the scarf the same way I make receiving blankets. Simply double fold the edges and sew!
The yellow sash is just 1/4 yard of sparkly tulle.
The head piece was a scarf I found on clearance at target. We also got fun earrings that she loved!
$17.00+ a happy kid= successful costume.

She really played up her role.
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So this year, I ended up making 2 costumes. (Here is the witch costume)

And buying one.

This little boy fell in love with this costume (probably because of the sword) from Costco.
And as much as I love making a costume that they adore, I equally love buying a costume they adore.

Any way you do it, they get candy!

p.s. Did you see the fabulous painted projects over at "Sew Dang Cute?"

I'm linking to Allie Makes!


  1. She looks great! I was a fortune teller, too. I think she's giving me a good run for my money, here!

  2. Love her little locks! She reminds me of Emma Watson (Hermione Granger from Harry Potter movies.) Cute! PS for some reason I kept thinking about your advent calendar cubby this week. It just stuck in my mind!

  3. Heidi- It's funny you say that because she was Hermione for Halloween last year! Make the cubby! I'm already dreaming of how to make it a "Love Mail Cubby" at Valentines Day! I'm gonna have to make one of your puffy quilts ASAP!

  4. I recognize her necklace! I can't remember the name, but it's Premier Designs! I think it's Runway or something....Anyway, good taste!

  5. Adorable fortune teller costume. And yes, I bet it was the sword that drove that costume! Beautiful kids... beautiful memories!

  6. I recognize her necklace too ( I have the same one from TARGET!). great costumes! I always prefer something homemade (ish) than the store bought yucky stuff.

  7. Oh my! Adorable! You should come link this one up to my Making It With Allie party too! This is absolutely adorable!


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