Sunday, 27 October 2013

Countdown to halloween #7

The Grey lady costume

8 1/2 yards of gray tulle
1 yard of gray seam binding
Large 14/18 yarn darners needle (such as a yarn or upholstery needle)
Gray lacy tights
Silk flowers (we used hydrangeas)
Gray floral spray
1 yard of 2-inch-wide gray ribbon
Paper doily
White face paint (and someone to help you apply it)
Makeup sponge
2 yards of 3-inch-wide gray ribbon (for dress)
2 yards of gray lace fabric (for veil)
Bobby pins or hair clips

Measure distance from toes to top of neck, and cut five pieces of tulleto that length (our pieces are 60 inches long). Thread needle with seam binding. Sew the pieces together, 3 inches from top edge, with a large running stitch,gathering the tulle as you work, and leaving equal lengths of ribbon on each end to make ties (as shown in the photo). To make sleeves, cut a neckhole betweenthe legs of the tights, and cut off toes.

Cut the doily in half. Center decorative edge on forehead and hold in place. Holding doily still, dab face paint on forehead with a makeup sponge; stencil the lacy pattern and paint around scalloped edges, covering the area around the nose and eyes. Repeat pattern on cheeks and the rest of the face. Paint lips white.

on a long white skirt. Slip arms into stocking legs, put head through neckhole, and pull waistband down over torso. Put on white camisole. Tie tulle around neck; tie sash around waist and adjust tulle so it makes a full skirt. Trim lace fabric to make scalloped edges of veil, then drape lace over head,and pin or clip in place.
Coat flowers with floral spray; bunch and tie with ribbon

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