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Handmade Halloween — Wonder Woman

Only one of my three kids got a Mama-made costume  this year.  My mother-in-law made about half of my oldest’s costume, and I tackled the ever-changing requests from N, my middle child.  The ultimate winner, decided about 2 weeks before Halloween was Wonder Woman!

Creative Counselor: Wonder Woman

This costume turned out pretty much exactly as I had envisioned it — how often does that happen?

My ultimate goal in making this costume was to be sure that every piece could be incorporated into N’s regular wardrobe after Halloween.  To that end, I chose garments that I knew she would wear — a t-shirt, skirt and leggings, all in comfy knit fabrics.

Creative Counselor: Wonder Woman

The t-shirt is my tried-n-true Flashback Skinny Tee from Made by Rae.  (Jump to the bottom for a full Flashback Tee review).  This one is a size 4, I believe, and the fit is perfect on N.  I skipped the cuffs and just did a basic hem on the sleeves, since I was making leather cuffs for her costume.

Creative Counselor: Wonder Woman

For the decal, I got some iron-on glitter decal sheets and traced the wonder woman logo on it before cutting it out with an exacto knife.  I ironed it on, and voila, a perfect logo!  I was pretty impressed with how well this worked.

Creative Counselor: Wonder Woman

The leggings and skirt are both from the Go To Leggings by Go To Patterns.  The skirt in the pattern is pretty slim, though, and N likes her skirts with some swish.  So for the skirt, I slashed and spread the pattern to get more of a 3/4-circle skirt rather than a slimmer A-line.  It worked well and she already wears it a lot!

Creative Counselor: Wonder Woman

All fabrics, including the gold pleather, are from Girl Charlee.  When N decided 2 weeks before Halloween that she wanted to be Wonder Woman, I knew I needed a one-stop fabric shop, and I recalled that Girl Charlee had blue knit fabric with white stars on it.  Luckily, it was still in stock, so I grabbed that, some basic red spandex, and gold pleather.  That was all I needed!

Creative Counselor: Wonder Woman

 

It was a super hero kind of Halloween at our house!  With Thomas thrown in for good measure.

Creative Counselor: Wonder Woman

Pattern: Flashback Skinny Tee from Made by Rae.

Cost: $10.00 USD

Size: 4, I believe.  

Fabric: Cotton spandex from Girl Charlee

Difficulty: Advanced beginner.

Techniques required: Sewing with knits, attaching neckband and cuffs, setting in a sleeve.

Similar patterns:  Any kid t-shirt pattern, though I do like the slim fit of this one.

Modifications: None.  I went with the no cuff option since I was making pleather cuffs for her costume. 

Fit:  Great.  The Flashback Tee is my TNT kid t-shirt pattern because the fit is perfect every time I’ve made it.

Pattern Format: PDF.  This PDF is suuuuuuper easy to piece together though.  I love that.

Pros:

  • Great, classic staple piece.
  • The slim fit gives it a more modern feel.
  • Several sleeve length and cuff options.
  • Great instructions.
  • Good fit every time.

Cons:

  • Only one neckline option.  It’s a crewneck or nothing on this one.  A v-neck option would be nice.
  • The slim fit will be tough on a huskier kid.  Check the fit chart closely.

Overall Grade:  A.  This is my TNT kid t-shirt pattern and I’ve used it as a costume base on several occasions.  Gotta  love a good staple pattern!

 

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