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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

.:Handmade Costume Series - Jessie Costume:.

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Today I am excited to be a part of the Handmade Costume Series going on over at The Train to Crazy. When Andrea invited me to participate again this year, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

Jessie Chaps at www.sumossweetstuff.com #costume #halloween

Remi is obsessed with Jessie and Toy Story. Obsessed. So I knew that was what she had to be for Halloween.

The shirt is bought, and I made the denim jeans underneath using Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop’s Skinny Jeans pattern.

And the chaps are all me. Here’s what you need to make some:

- cow print fabric (found mine at Hancock)
- ribbon
- elastic
- fabric marker

Jessie Chaps at www.sumossweetstuff.com #costume #halloween

For the chaps, I started off using a pair of Remi’s jeans, folded in half, to get my chaps pattern. I laid the jeans out on the fabric, which was already a double layer. That way, I’d only have to cut once to get both the right and left side of the chaps.

Jessie Chaps at www.sumossweetstuff.com #costume #halloween

Use the fabric marker to outline the jeans, adding about an extra half inch to account for seams.

Jessie Chaps at www.sumossweetstuff.com #costume #halloween

Cut out the chaps.

Cut out eight pieces of ribbon – four per side – at about 10-15 inches long. These will help keep the chaps in place.

Jessie Chaps at www.sumossweetstuff.com #costume #halloween

Hem up all sides, catching the ribbon where you want them placed.

Jessie Chaps at www.sumossweetstuff.com #costume #halloween

Now cut a piece of fabric to serve as a waistband for the chaps. I cut it wide enough to fit the elastic once the fabric is doubled over, and enough to go around Remi’s waist. Fold it in half, right sides together.

Jessie Chaps at www.sumossweetstuff.com #costume #halloween

Sew along the long side, and turn it right side out.

Jessie Chaps at www.sumossweetstuff.com #costume #halloween

Cut a piece of elastic to your child’s waist measurement. Feed it into the waistband casing, pinning it at each end.

Jessie Chaps at www.sumossweetstuff.com #costume #halloween

Sew the ends of the band together. Be sure to catch the elastic in each end!

Jessie Chaps at www.sumossweetstuff.com #costume #halloween

Take each chap, and fold it over the waistband. Sew in place. This will allow the chaps to move a bit if they ever need to be adjusted for different wearers.

Jessie Chaps at www.sumossweetstuff.com #costume #halloween

That’s it!

Jessie Chaps at www.sumossweetstuff.com #costume #halloween

Try them on your Toy Story obsessed little lady, and see her light up!

Jessie Chaps at www.sumossweetstuff.com #costume #halloween

I love how these turned out, and they were so easy to make! The elastic waistband just slides easily over whatever pair of pants you have on underneath.

Jessie Chaps at www.sumossweetstuff.com #costume #halloween

The ties in back really help to keep them from flapping around. (Don’t you love that heart print denim? It’s from Jo-Ann’s. And I love this Skinny Jeans pattern!)

Jessie Chaps at www.sumossweetstuff.com #costume #halloween

Remi hates having her picture taken, so the fact that she was willing to do this – and even smile – really says something!

Jessie Chaps at www.sumossweetstuff.com #costume #halloween

We may add a yellow bandana in somehow when Halloween rolls around, but for now, we are pretty happy with this get up.

Jessie Chaps at www.sumossweetstuff.com #costume #halloween

Be sure to check out the rest of the costumes for the Handmade Costume Series!

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9 comments:

  1. So cute!! I bought that same denim but in the butterfly print to make Anne some skinny jeans. And I just bought that same white t-shirt at Wal-Mart earlier this week :)

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  2. I love a great no sew costume. This is fabulous!

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  3. cute costume! I featured it here:
    http://sewprettysewfree.blogspot.com/2013/09/jessie-costume-diy.html

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  4. Are the chaps sewn together in the "zipper" area? In one picture it kind of looks like there is a seam connecting the chaps, but I can't tell. Thank you! We have everything cut out and are going to sew tomorrow. My little girl wanted to be a cowgirl this year and specifically requested cow print chaps!

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    1. No, they are not! Both pieces are separate.

      Happy Sewing! I'd love to see a picture!
      Sumo:)

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  5. I made a pin so I could show you the pic...here they are! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/108016091036508850/
    Thank you for the inspiration!

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    1. They turned out great! Thanks for sharing the pin with me!

      Sumo:)

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Thanks for leaving a comment! I love reading them! I try to reply to questions the best I can, but you can always email me at sumossweetstuff {at} gmail {dot} com.

Sumo:)