Today's tutorial is so simple I'm almost embarrassed to post it. This vest will make various costumes: Prince/King, Robin Hood, Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, etc. All from items you likely have in your closet right now! How's that for fast and economical?
I have made vests for my boys by tracing out a pattern from an existing vest, so at first I thought I would do the same for today. Then I had an inspiration... why not use a t-shirt? It didn't need any sewing, or pattern pieces. Those are the magic words!
You Will Need:
- T-shirt, long enough for the costume you desire
1.) First I found a large shirt I had bought on clearance.
2.) Since a vest is basically just a shirt without sleeves, I cut the sleeves off. I also cut a triangle out of the neck to make it look more vest-like.
3.)Here is where you customize it. If you want a Prince/King etc. vest leave the bottom straight. If you want Peter Pan or Tinker Bell, cut a jagged bottom. I was going for a fairy-type look so I make a couple of points in front and back.
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I paired this vest with a white version of the Simple Sheath from yesterday's blog, accessorize with gold rope trim, and put on some wings. For the guys, you might use a wide belt, sweat pants, and a long-sleeved shirt (a hat or crown would be great, too!)
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Wings tutorial coming up!
Check this out for an awesome tutorial for a Pipe Cleaner Crown!
Don't forget the Gilded Crown I posted in the Knight's Tunic blog.