And... why am I making another one? Well those costumes are inside a moving box...
Box number 78, more specifically...
and box number 78 is located between others 150 boxes here...
The photo is not good enough to appreciate but there are around 8 rows in depth... and over them columns of 4 to 6 boxes... a complete chaos...
Well, back to what I was talking about, given the fact that the Christmas performance is tomorrow, I've had to buy half meter of sheepskin-lined cloth and make a shepherd costumme.
Here, I'm sharing with you a step by step guide to do it, I know, I know, it's late for this year, but, who knows, maybe next year some of you need to make one. ;)
We have to place de cut piece over the rest of the cloth (letting the cloth part touching in both pieces) to cut the other face of the vest.
Done this, we take one of the pieces, we fold it in the middle and cut it in two parts to make the vest front.
Now, with the help of the same coat thatn before, we measure the distance between the shoulder and the neck.
And we take that point as the start of the vest collar and cut it (I've cut it almost like the armhole)
and now we present it to see how it will look.
we put the pieces inside out (with the sheepskin-lined inside) and sew both sides and shoulders.
Well, so the main part is already finished, now, just to use all the rest of cloth pieces I've done the complements.
This piece was a bit irregular but it was great to create a little bag.
I just had to fold it like if it was an envelope and sew both sides.
Just add a long piece to make the strap and we have a shepherd bag.
I didn't have a long enough piece so, I used two pieces sewed between them.
Another option would be to use another kind of strap or an old belt.
I've done too a pair of leg-warmers.
I measured the height of my kid's leg between the knee and the ankle, and to have the wide of the piece I took measure of a tracksuit leg, so they will fit perfectly over his clothes.
The same than before, I fold it with the shepherdskin-lined insied and sew both edges making a sort of tube.
Then I took a rubber band and with the measure around the leg just under the knee I sew it in one of the sides.
Of course, the rubber band is smaller than the leg-warmer, so I sew it in zig-zag, stretching a bit the band.
Then with the small pieces that remained I've done too an oval with the shape of a hat hole and with small pieces I've put it sides creating a shepherd hat quite fine.
Et voilà, here we have a complete shepherd costume done in record time and by just 5€.