Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Plastic Tablecloth Petticoat

So, Halloween is around the corner and we were not happy with Elle's pink sailor costume from Target. It was baggy and saggy and not much like the picture on the front of the package. I realized that the girl in the picture must have a petticoat on under the sailor skirt. So, I started pricing petticoats. Not wanting to spend another $20 (at least), I decided it was time to get creative. I researched on the internet and could not find a homemade petticoat that didn't require sewing. Then, it hit me! Remember that tutorial on making ruffled party streamers out of a cheap plastic party tablecloth? Yep. That's right. It also makes a super-cute petticoat! I just cut the tablecloth into the length and width I needed and then used as many layers of tablecloth as I could. I probably got 20 layers out of one tablecloth. I lined them up as evenly as possible and stapled all across the top to hold them together. Then, I took blue duct (duck?) tape and put it across the staples, front and back so they wouldn't be sharp. Then I gently pulled each layer to create ruffles. Tutorial here: http://cupcakesandcutlery.blogspot.com/2011/02/cutest-ruffled-streamers-from-plastic.html  I duct taped ribbons onto each side to tie the back together and we were done!

I think it turned out pretty darn cute!


6 comments:

  1. wow that is awesome!!!!! I may need to do something like that for price's costume, but we will see later this week.

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  2. Thanks Jo! Let me know if you try it!

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  3. Oh my gosh!!! What a great idea!!! Thanks for sharing the link to the tutorial. Plastic tablecloths are highly underrated. :)

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  4. Thank you! And I was happy to share your tutorial. After all, it was genius!

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  5. Thank you again for another” feel good, uplifting, that there are good people in this world story”. We read so many stories that are negavite about people and what they do to others. A random act of kindness is always such a great thing to hear about. Peace and blessings.

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  6. You're a genius. Seriously. A complete godly genius.

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