Easy Sew Tabard - Halloween shortcuts
Here we present some shortcuts from our members.
All the sewing on this costume could be accomplished using a stapler,
tape and safety pins if someone wasn't needle-and-thread savvy
||It's just a front and a back panel of black bridal satin
with appliqués of purple and blue shark-skin (I don't recommend any of
that fabric to the novice. It's terrible to sew on and slides all over.
Try cotton. Much easier) with a slight scoop in the top end. The
shoulder seams are sewn, then the whole thing hemmed. A satin belt was
sewn on that is permanent and open on one side so you can shoulder into
it; then it's safety-pinned shut.
||Pattern laid flat.
Wide as your shoulder.
Long as you want it, measure over your shoulders, front to back.
Measure belt afterwards. You may want it loose or tight
depending on the look you want.
||All edges can just be turned over or they could be
finished with seam binding. You may want to hem the bottom
on over the shirt or tunic you're going to wear.
Attach the belt at the waist. You can pin or the one side together or
sew on a skirt hook.
Other option, don't attach the belt at all, just tie around.
||Make a sword belt by just typing a knot for the plastic
sword. Tie the belt on
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