Did your school play get cancelled due to school closure? Consider this: re-create your kids’ or grandkids’ school play with dolls!
The video gives you some great ideas for adapting free patterns found here at ChellyWood.com and using stop-motion phone apps to make a miniature version of the school play that never made it to the stage.
Please scroll to the very bottom of this page for today’s free ghost costume pattern.
One of the costume suggestions was to adapt my free 5 inch doll “ghost” costume to turn it into a cactus. For this fun adaptation, I used the T-shirt pattern from Tuesday’s blog post to create the curly flower on top of Chelsea’s cactus costume.
Just cut the T-shirt pattern out of felt and whirl it around your finger, like you see me doing here:
The 5-inch doll’s Ghost costume pattern is used for the body of the cactus. Click on this link for the free printable PDF sewing pattern for my ghost costume.
I din’t measure those two little swatches of felt for the arm pieces. I just kind of eyeballed it. Then I rolled each one and sewed them into cylindrical shapes.
I suppose you could use the ghost pattern to make other “school play” characters… sew it out of yellow felt and make an orange mane for a Lion King school play, for example. It’s really up to the imagination!
Just in case you didn’t catch those links earlier, here are the patterns and tutorial video for making the original ghost outfit…
Which dolls will this ghost costume fit?
- 6″ classic Breyer Rider dolls (1:12 scale)
- Mattel’s Chelsea dolls (5.5 inches or 13.5 cm)
- 6-inch Enchantimals dolls (15 cm)
- some dollhouse-sized dolls (1:12 scale)
Free patterns and tutorial videos for making this outfit:
- free PDF printable doll clothes sewing pattern for small doll’s ghost costume
- tutorial video showing how to make the original ghost costume
- cactus costume adaptation (steps provided above)
Enchantimals and Chelsea dolls are products offered by Mattel, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit the Mattel Toys website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
Breyer dolls and horses are products offered by Breyer, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit the Breyer website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.