How to Make a Hooded Cape for a Child or Adult

Learn how to make a hooded cape for a child or adult without a pattern! This DIY cloak is perfect for Halloween or cosplay because you can adapt it to lots of different characters.

I am a big fan of versatile Halloween costumes that can be used for different characters. This way we can get lots of use out of each piece and be creative in using them different ways. Today I’m going to show you how to make …

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How to Sew a Santa Hat (FREE Pattern!)

Learn how to sew a Santa hat with this FREE sewing pattern! Get into the holiday spirit with your own DIY Santa Claus hat with a super soft faux fur brim and pompom! 3 sizes included for all the family to play at being Father Christmas! #diysantahat #santahatpattern #christmassewing

We’re now halfway through November which means that we can start getting into the holiday spirit! So let’s start off the Christmas season with an easy tutorial on how to sew a Santa hat, along with a brand new FREE pattern in three sizes! This …

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60 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Teens and Kids in 2022

Embrace a handmade lifestyle and have fun with these 60 easy DIY Halloween costumes for teens and kids. Some require basic sewing skills, others just glue skills! Your children of any age will love these simple handmade costumes! #diyhalloweencostumes #handmadehalloweencostumes

Halloween is a lot of people’s favorite holiday because 1) it’s super fun, 2) it lets you act crazy and 3) you can go wild with your creativity, even if you aren’t a crafty person. Which is why today I’m sharing with you 60 of …

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How to Make a Vampire Cape with a Stand Up Collar

Learn how to make a vampire cape with a stand up collar! This easy cloak tutorial is made to size, so it’s perfect for any age or any size. The rigid collar with a decorative button makes it look Dracula-authentic and the circle cape swirls around for super swingy fun! A perfect DIY costume for Halloween! #diycostume #halloweencostumetutorial #halloweencostumediy

I love a good cape for Halloween. They’re so fun to swing around in and they can be used for loads of different costumes. But this year we decided to go for a Dracula look, requiring a rigid collar. So today I’m going to show …

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New pattern! Field of Flowers costume for kids & adults

Everyone loves a bright and happy homemade costume, especially if it’s covered in flowers! The new Field of Flowers costume has body, hat and neck piece in 11 sizes, so everyone in the family can dress up!

Everyone loves a bright and happy homemade costume, especially if it’s covered in flowers! The new Field of Flowers costume pattern has body, hat and neck piece in 11 sizes, so everyone in the family can dress up! #diycostume #sewingpattern

I’m super excited to announce that my first costume pattern is ready for the world! Come meet the Field of Flowers costume for both kids AND adults!

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Everyone loves a bright and happy homemade costume, especially if it’s covered in flowers! The new Field of Flowers costume has body, hat and neck piece in 11 sizes, so everyone in the family can dress up!

Back in 2008, when my daughter was two years old, my husband had the idea to dress her up for Carnival as a bunch of flowers or some other type of flower costume. So I came up with an extremely simple costume which was just a green rectangle with a slit cut in the center for the head with fleece flowers sewn on. It didn’t seem like quite enough, so I made up a hat  and a neck tie with leaves, too.

It wasn’t exactly high class sewing and had a huge amount of technical issues, but we always loved it. Sofia wore it on many costume-wearing occasions and both she and her brother periodically put it on still, even if it’s way too small for both of them.

Everyone loves a bright and happy homemade costume, especially if it’s covered in flowers! The new Field of Flowers costume has body, hat and neck piece in 11 sizes, so everyone in the family can dress up!

Ever since I started my pattern shop in 2014 I’d wanted to create a real pattern for this costume, but more finished and with better technique. And because this costume is just so much fun, I made adult sizes, too! Man, I hadn’t worn a costume in years!

About the costume:

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10 Reasons to make your own costume

10 reasons why you should make your own costume instead of buying one: lessons learned from my mother. www.cucicucicoo.com

The one question that I get asked in every interview I’ve ever had is what or who my creative inspirations are. I usually give a different answer every time because I am inspired by so many people, places and things. But my first creatively inspirational …

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A little Halloween story

Simple Halloween costumes: a witch cape and a ghost costume with a hood

So Halloween 2014 has come and gone. Halloween is a pretty recent import in Italy, where I live, so it’s much less of a big deal than it is in the States. Here some kids (but definitely not all) dress up as a witch (girls) …

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Make a DIY Minion costume from Despicable Me

How to make a DIY Stuart Minion costume

This year our Carnival costume theme is Despicable Me 2. Sofia dressed up as Lucy Wilde and Nicky as the Minion Stuart. It was so easy, I made a DIY Minion costume tutorial to show you how to make one, too! Sofia and I thought …

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Carnevale 2014: Despicable Me 2 Carnival costumes

Here we are on the day of Carnival, Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras… and it’s raining. Doh! So now celebrating in the streets with the wonderful festivities planned in many towns in the area for us. Some of the celebrations have a rain date, so hopefully …

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Despicable Me costumes: Lucy Wilde’s scarf and coat

DIY Despicable Me costumes: Lucy Wilde's scarf and coat

Back to our Carnival costumes! To recap, my kids are dressing up as Despicable Me characters and I’ve already written about the wig and accessories of Agent Lucy Wilde. But the costume is just not complete without her scarf and, even more importantly, her turquoise …

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Despicable Me costumes: Lucy Wilde’s wig and accessories

DIY Despicable Me costumes: Lucy Wilde's wig and accessories

Oh yes, my kids just love Despicable Me. (Evidence of this can be seen here, here and here.) And yes, this year my kids are dressing up as Despicable Me characters for Carnival. And yes, I’m making the costumes. Sofia decided to be AVL agent …

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How to Sew a Witch Cape with a Rectangle of Fabric in 1 Hour

Beginner sewists can learn how to sew a witch cape with a rectangle of fabric in just 1 hour! All you need are basic sewing skills, black fabric, scraps and some ribbon! #diywitchcostume #diyhalloweencostume

Years ago, my daughter was invited to a Halloween party, but didn’t have a costume that fit her. She had outgrown her Field of Flowers costume. All she had was a witch hat. All I had was one afternoon. (Hello, procrastinator!) So I decided to …

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carnevale 2012

despite the fact that i finished the carnival costumes 2 days early, i am only now managing to post the pictures 2 days after the actual day of carnival! my excuse: a very tiring carnival celebration and a little boy with a bad cold and …

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Tutu and wings

i’m really really proud of myself…i made my kids’ carnival costumes myself and i finished them a whole TWO days before my daughter’s school party! i finished them so early that i decided to make a copy of two parts of my daughter’s costume as …

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DIY Costume with Flowers: a field of flowers

we started talking about carnival a month ago. first my little girl wanted to be a princess, then a fairy, then hello kitty. but in the end i got a nasty tummy bug that kept me out of action for most of this past week…the …

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