A few whimsical embellishments on an ordinary set of children's long underwear makes this kid's costume so easy! Make the embellishments in your child's favorite colors to make the costume one-of-a-kind. The facepaint is optional but we think it makes the clown come to life!
What You'll Need
- 40x18-inch piece of blue fabric
- Blue thread and sewing needle
- Two 12-inch pieces of blue ribbon
- Blue yarn
- Children's long underwear set
- Yellow dot paint marker
- Hat pattern
- Yellow poster board
- Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
- Single-hole punch
- 3 blue felt balls
Step 1: Cut the Collar
To make the ruffled collar, fold the blue fabric in half lengthwise. An inch from the folded edge, sew a gathering stitch and leave the thread at the end.
Step 2: Cinch Ruffles
Pull the end threads to gather the fabric. Stitch the neck edge to hold the gathers.
Step 3: Add the Tie
Sew a piece of ribbon at each end. Make sure each piece is long enough to attach the collar.
Step 4: Make the Poms
To make the blue yarn pom poms, wrap blue yarn around your hand several times. Slide off your hand and tie a piece of yarn tightly around the middle to secure. Cut the loops of yarn, and fluff into a pom-pom, trimming any long yarn ends for a uniform look. Hand-stitch the pom-poms to the shirt.
Step 5: Paint the Dots
Use the paint marker to decorate the long underwear. Add spots all over in a contrasting color, or switch it up by painting multicolor spots!
Step 6: Make the Hat
Use the hat pattern to cut the hat out of poster board. Roll into a cone shape, overlapping the long edges. Hot-glue into place. Hot-glue the three blue felt balls to the front of the hat. Punch a hole along the bottom edge on each side and tie a piece of yarn through each hole. These strings will tie under the child's chin.