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!
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.
Pull the end threads to gather the fabric. Stitch the neck edge to hold the gathers.
Sew a piece of ribbon at each end. Make sure each piece is long enough to attach the collar.
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.
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!
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.