Holy Cow it’s been a long time since we’ve posted! With school starting in September I guess we got carried away in life, but it’s October…and you know what that means! We have to gear up for Halloween costumes over here! I finished the first and the easiest one to handle the other day, so I thought I’d put my little Foxy girl up here with a basic list of what I did…with links!
This is Scarlet…she’s 3, and in love with Foxes ever since that song came out. (you know which one I mean…and I still don’t really know what the stinkin’ fox says!) So, my first instinct was to replicate the little dress I made for the bumblebee costume a few years ago, and jazz it up with some foxy accessories. Here is a link to the Bee costume tutorial. I did all the same things with a few exceptions:
-rather than add the stripes, I simply added the white fur tummy…easy.
-rather than make double-fold bias tape, I used the same method I use for binding a quilt to finish off the edge of the felt dress. I think they are both great ways to finish it off, this was easier for me this time. (quilt binding tut here)
Pattern: Felt Dress Costume Pattern
This little dress is so amazing for so many costumes…bookmark this one, baby! Like I said, it was perfect for a bee stinger, it’s perfect for this hot fox tail… It’s a go-to easy felt dress pattern!
For the Tail, I followed (this tutorial) only instead of glue, I used a sewing machine. I had to be careful to brush back and pin the fur away from where I sewed so that when I was done, the layered fur covered the other layers to look more natural. I also trimmed a 1/4″ away from each edge to make sewing easier. I used pillow fluff to stuff the tail and then hand stitched it onto Scarlet’s Black leotard.
To make her ears, I followed (this tutorial)–but I covered the headband first with matching fabric. I also used metal paperclips to make the ears hold their shape because that’s what I had on hand. 🙂 mine are waaaaay too big…but I’m not re-doing them. Scarlet doesn’t seem to mind.
I did keep the pattern for the tummy fur and the tail if anyone is interested in those, leave a comment, and I’ll scan them in for you. (they’re pretty rudimentary, but I’m happy to share!)