After about three seconds of the PCP’s prodding, Honey and I agreed to step out in costume this Halloween. And I’m soooooooo excited!! *squeals with delight*
So, to go along with Cookie’s Mickey Mouse costume, I’ll be attired as “girl Mickey”. (Or is that just Minnie?) It was a natural choice, given my current obsession with all things Disney and my newest set of ears.
I popped into the fabric store for supplies to make the skirt and had to make the choice to either 1) go the little-sew, total of $4 route and have a solid red felt skirt (aka “girl Mickey”) or 2) go the lot’s of sewing, $15 route and have the requisite red and white polka dot ensemble (a la Minnie). Let’s face it, it was the sewing that tipped the scale, not the eleven dollars. :-)
I whipped up a “girl Mickey” circle skirt to go over my black petticoat using Made’s great tutorial. I assure you, it was crazy easy! I followed the exact proportions for making the pattern and then I cut out some of the fullness of the skirt by sewing down the black lines as shown below…
Next, I printed out two oval templates for “girl Mickey’s” buttons. I cut each button out of two layers of white felt because one layer seemed too see through on top of the red.
And then I got super lazy and glued them on with fabric glue. I fully expect Mother is dying a slow death inside at this revelation. Pigs will fly before she’ll deign to use fabric glue on a skirt.