October 29, 2014

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Quick Candy Corn Dress

This week: Make your doll a fun, Halloween-themed dress that looks like candy corn! And the best part: all you need is the FREE Liberty Jane Trendy Tee pattern, a pencil, and some colored fabric!

So...download that pattern, dig through your fabric stash, and let's make this!

**UPDATE: Giveaway Closed, thanks to everybody who entered! Our winner is Sher, who said, "My favorite Halloween candy is Almond Joy – (always got these because my kids don’t like them) YUM!" Great pick Sher! We'll be in touch via email soon :) **

This first part is probably the most complicated -- but if you have some paper and a pencil, you can do it :) Basically, I lengthened the tee shirt pattern, so it was a dress, and then cut it up into sections to make it look like a piece of candy corn. 

Trace around the T-shirt pattern, then draw another line 2 1/2" below the hemline. 

Mark in a point 1/2" below the armhole, and another point 1 1/2" down from the neckline. Connect these two points with a smooth curve --- this is going to be the top section of your "candy corn"! 

Measure down 4" from the neckline, and draw a line straight across  to make the middle section. Erase the original hemline so you have one long section for the bottom. 

Then, trace around the back piece onto another piece of paper. Extend the bottom 2 1/2", just like you did for the front. Use the lines you drew on the front, as guides to draw matching sections onto the back.

Cut all the sections out, and tape extra paper along the lines you drew for seam allowance. I used 1/4", so that it would be consistent with the rest of the pattern.

Fabric time! Cut out two of each back section, and one of each front section (making sure that the long vertical line of each front piece is on a fold). Then, cut out an extra set of top pieces.

Set aside the extra top pieces, and sew all the panels together to make one front, and two back pieces. Then, sew the dress together at the shoulder seams.

Now, take the extra pieces you cut out earlier, and sew them together at the shoulders. They will become the lining.

Lay the lining piece over the main dress, making sure you have the right sides together (both shoulder seam allowances should be facing out). Pin along the neckline and armscye (armhole) edges, then sew. Clip into the seam allowance, and turn the dress right side out through the shoulders. Press it gently to get a nice edge along the neckline and armscye.

Sew the side seams, and center back seam. Add velcro, and then sew a hem! (If you need help with these final steps, they should be the same as in the pattern for the T shirt...)

Now your doll is ready for all kinds of Halloween fun!

Giveaway closed!

Thanks to all our entrants! 

Thanks everyone, and have fun with this! 

For Pixie Faire,
Melinda


100 Comments

Brenda Jerles
Brenda Jerles

October 28, 2016

My favorite Halloween candy is Reeses pumpkins!
As a kid it was those peanut butter logs. A hardish candy.

Jane
Jane

October 22, 2016

Please help I am trying to make this dress Quick and Easy Corn Candy Dress-10/22/2016- I don’t understand the part where you pin the lining. If you sew the neckline and the arm holes then how do you get the lining thru the shoulders? Thank you so much. I hope you find this message and reply quickly since I am planning on making 3 more within 4 wks and I am a very slow sewer since I have a grouchy sewing machine.

Maryann
Maryann

September 09, 2016

I made it, took a good look, then realized- candy corn has white on top, orange in the middle and yellow on the bottom! Super cute! Thanks!
Ellisen
Ellisen

September 18, 2015

Thanks super much for this tut! Want to do it now!

Kaylyn
Kaylyn

January 04, 2015

With all these silly wesitseb, such a great page keeps my internet hope alive.

Audel
Audel

January 03, 2015

People nolmlary pay me for this and you are giving it away!

Nana Mary
Nana Mary

December 04, 2014

Cute and simple.

Carolyn
Carolyn

November 04, 2014

I would love to have this tutorial in my Pinterest collection. Is there a way you can make it as a link for Pinterest? Thanks so much.

Mary H.
Mary H.

November 04, 2014

I have a question about the dress. The T-shirt pattern calls for knit fabric. But it look like you are using woven quilting cottons for the dress? And it still fits okay? Just wondering.

Carrie
Carrie

November 02, 2014

I’m an Almond Joy fan, and since I’m the only one in the house who eats them, I never have to share!

Melangell
Melangell

November 01, 2014

My favorite kind of Halloween candy is Reese’s peanut butter cups.

I love this idea for a Halloween inspired dress. Very creative. I love making tee shirt dresses using the LJ tee shirt pattern.

Thanks!

Leah M.
Leah M.

November 01, 2014

My favorite Halloween candy is Reese’s. I love chocolate!
Leah M.

Erica
Erica

November 01, 2014

My favorite Halloween candy is the kind I don’t like, so I don’t eat whatever is left over. LOL.

Diane B.
Diane B.

November 01, 2014

Candy com has always been my favorite Halloween candy. I like the traditional flavor, not all of the new ones.

Brenda
Brenda

November 01, 2014

My favorite kind of Halloween candy is Butterfinger!! And my granddaughter’s too!

Mickey White
Mickey White

November 01, 2014

Tootsie Rolls !!! ( they must be Fresh !! ) Thanks for the tutorial :)

Myra
Myra

November 01, 2014

My favorite kind of Halloween candy is… candy corn! That just seems to be Halloween!

Thanks SO much for the tutorial – simple but yet extremely cute idea!

Casie
Casie

October 31, 2014

Snickers! I’m addicted! Love this tutorial and the dress! So cute!

Sharon
Sharon

October 31, 2014

“My favorite kind of Halloween candy is candy corn. I also like a type of candy that I rarely see anymore; it had pumpkins that were the same texture as candy corn. However, my new favorite kind of candy corn is the M&M candy corn pieces.

Karen
Karen

October 31, 2014

Love the candy corn! Made a candy corn costume with a candy corn hat this year for my American Girl doll and 2 lady bugs along with 1 pumpkin costume for 3 girls, all with help from Pixie Faire! Thanks

Judith
Judith

October 31, 2014

How cute! I’ll definitely make it for next year.

Karen
Karen

October 31, 2014

Anything chocolate, of course!!

Stephanie S.
Stephanie S.

October 31, 2014

My favorite Halloween candy is “reese’s peanut butter pumpkin shapes”.

Lynn
Lynn

October 31, 2014

My child’s favorite Halloween is candy corn. She is set to go out as a dresses Candy Corn. Made from felt of course. She would be thrilled with this outfit for her doll.

Carol Fulton
Carol Fulton

October 31, 2014

My husband loved candy corn. I live in the woods but we never have had children come for trick or treat so he got to eat the candy corn we would buy. this dress is a great representation of the candy.

Mary R.
Mary R.

October 31, 2014

My favorite Halloween candy is anything that contains dark chocolate. I love candy corn but it has become too sweet to eat. The Candy Corn dress is adorable. Happy Halloween to everyone!

Rita
Rita

October 31, 2014

My granddaughter is 5 and just stated the Halloween is soooo scary, but she loves candy corn.

Jasmine A.
Jasmine A.

October 31, 2014

Vanilla Tootsie Rolls. Halloween is the only time of year I can find them on the grocery store shelves in town. They are so yummy and addictive!

Susan
Susan

October 31, 2014

My favorite candy is Bottlecaps!

Mary Zimmerman
Mary Zimmerman

October 31, 2014

My favorite candy is candy corn

June
June

October 31, 2014

My favorit candy is candy corn and any thing safe for the kids to get and eat

Kara
Kara

October 31, 2014

My fav. Halloween candy is Skittles :)

Rachel K.
Rachel K.

October 31, 2014

I love Candy Corn! I also really like the caramel creams (I think that’s what they’re called -caramels with creamy something in the middle).

Carol Derby
Carol Derby

October 31, 2014

My favorite Halloween candy is the pumpkin shaped dark chocolate with raspberry filling – oh so good. The candy cane dress is so cute. Thank you!

Mitzi Thornton
Mitzi Thornton

October 31, 2014

My favorite Halloween candy is actually candy corn!

Flo
Flo

October 31, 2014

My favorite kind of Halloween candy is anything chocolate.

janet
janet

October 31, 2014

My favorite kind of Halloween candy is Reeses Peanut Butter and Butterfinger (a tie for me!)

Shirley
Shirley

October 31, 2014

I love candy corn at Halloween.

Jessica
Jessica

October 31, 2014

my favorite kind of Halloween candy is tootsie roll pops!

Diane
Diane

October 31, 2014

My favorite kind of Halloween candy is Pop Rocks!

Sue
Sue

October 31, 2014

" My favorite kind of Halloween candy is" … Reese peanut butter cup !

Grandma Zoo
Grandma Zoo

October 31, 2014

My favorite kind of Halloween candy is Mounds or anything dark chocolate. Hearshy’s Special is the best. I don’t eat much sugar these days so I make the candy last all year! While I don’t like Candy Corn I love the dress. I will have to make it for my granddaughter. This year I made her and her doll Vampire costumes. They were a huge hit!

Jqnet
Jqnet

October 31, 2014

My favorite Halloween candy is snickers. Just can not have them very often. Love my Grand
children to come to grandma’s house.

Joan Sclafani
Joan Sclafani

October 31, 2014

So cute, I want to eat it up!

Jane W
Jane W

October 31, 2014

My favorite kind of Halloween candy is candy corn! Brings back fond memories on the time I was giving exams and had a bowl of earplugs sitting on my desk for students to take. One of them rushed in and thought it was candy corn. He grabbed a handful and threw them into his mouth. Needless to say, he was quite surprised!!!

Sue
Sue

October 31, 2014

my favorite halloween candy is maryjanes but I must make this dress for my grandaughter’s
dolls because she is the queen of candy corn and has been for years, she loves it.

Danielle
Danielle

October 31, 2014

Candy Corn is my fav candy!

Cynthia
Cynthia

October 31, 2014

My favorite kind of Halloween candy is a Three Musketeers Bar, or really anything chocolate. I do like candy corn too. This is such a cute idea and dress. Thanks.

Candis
Candis

October 31, 2014

I like dark chocolate, but that’s probably not given out as treats very often. :)

MarjoryW
MarjoryW

October 31, 2014

My favorite kind of Halloween Candy is Almond Joy.

Jenny
Jenny

October 31, 2014

Super cute. I love chocolate of any kind – year round.

Pat
Pat

October 31, 2014

Candy corn is definitely a favorite – I have to keep it out of the house because I’m somewhat addicted LOL. Love this outfit – it is adorable (and brilliant!)

Carolyn
Carolyn

October 31, 2014

My favorite candy is of course candy corns. Such a cute idea for a dress. Thank you!

Marie
Marie

October 31, 2014

Reeses Peanut Butter Cups…although I have not had one in ages, as I’m not in North America at the moment. But anything with chocolate or caramel is a winner!

Marci
Marci

October 31, 2014

My favorite Halloween candy is candy corn! I love eating it and decorating with it. It is so cute in clear vases and spread out on the table as confetti.

Barbara Peart
Barbara Peart

October 31, 2014

My favorite kind of Halloween Candy is all candy with peanut butter and chocolate such as Reeses cups! P.S. and dark chocolate as well!!!

Suzi More
Suzi More

October 31, 2014

Cute idea for the dress….easy too. I love the holiday marshmallow peeps like treats that show up now with every holiday. Pumpkin, ghosts and witchlike peeps are yummy.

Tandika
Tandika

October 31, 2014

This is a great idea! I love the way it shows how to use a basic pattern in a different way! “My favorite kind of Halloween candy is…” Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I like to keep them in the freezer and eat them frozen!

Meg
Meg

October 31, 2014

My favorite kind of Halloween candy is Milky Way bars!!! :)

Winter
Winter

October 31, 2014

My favorite Halloween candy is anything dark chocolate. It tastes especially sweet when our daughter shares it with me because it is her favorite too!

Bev
Bev

October 31, 2014

Cute dress! Will match the huge bowl of my favorite candy — of course – CANDY CORN!!!

Ruth
Ruth

October 31, 2014

absolutely no question about it….Candy Corn for sure! Very cute dress!

Charlene
Charlene

October 31, 2014

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups ~ Halloween or any time! YUM!

Lesley from NE
Lesley from NE

October 31, 2014

I love the pumpkins that come with the candy corn! I buy just a bag of that every year! Cute dress.

Liza
Liza

October 31, 2014

“My favorite kind of Halloween candy is homemade caramel”.

Lynda
Lynda

October 31, 2014

This dress is so cute and I love the idea of making it in holiday/seasonal colors. Thanks for the pattern. Favorite candy——-Reese Peanut Butter Cups!

Darlette
Darlette

October 31, 2014

I love chocolate

Liza
Liza

October 31, 2014

Now this is seriously cute!!! Now I want some candy corn. lol :)

Cindi
Cindi

October 31, 2014

I love my twizzlers lol. Not much of a fan of candy corn. But the candy is usually around for the grandkids.

Jo Ann
Jo Ann

October 31, 2014

Candy corn of corse! I have a jar full next to my sewing machine! Keep me energized!!!

Debbie
Debbie

October 31, 2014

Anything chocolate, of course! Thanks for the dress. My granddaughter will love it!

betty june
betty june

October 31, 2014

So cute! I love Halloween and corn candy…..

Dawn Brown
Dawn Brown

October 31, 2014

I love how Halloween candy comes in small sizes and therefore you can have an assortment of chocolates for what a whole one would offer. {Milk Duds, Junior Mints, Hersheys oh what a choice !!!!} Thanks for all the great alternative ideas for your patterns! !!!!!

Teena
Teena

October 31, 2014

My favourite kind of Halloween candy is that wonderfully delicious and totally imaginary one that doesn’t give my four kids dental issues or give me waistline issues, LOL!

What a splendidly clever idea this dress is! Just one more reason to love this site! Thank you! :D

Sue
Sue

October 31, 2014

Candy Corn is my favorite, but it is like potato chips. I can’t stop at a couple.
Now it is a staple at my Granddaughter’s party snack table.

Terry Freeman
Terry Freeman

October 31, 2014

Oh that is a tough one, either sour patch kids or candy corn of course!

Elaine
Elaine

October 31, 2014

My favorite kind of Halloween candy is Wunderbar chocolate bar.
The dress is absolutely adorable. Thank you for the pattern idea.

Sarah
Sarah

October 31, 2014

What a lovely dress. My favourite Halloween candy is anything with chocolate.

Muriel
Muriel

October 31, 2014

What a cute idea for a dress! Love it………and LOVE miniature Mr. Goodbar! Thanks!

Sandy
Sandy

October 31, 2014

My favorite Halloween candy is Baby Ruth. I love, love, love them. I only eat them at Halloween and make sure that I buy the multi bag that has them in it. I sneak to eat them and my husband said to me a couple of days ago….“I’m glad the trick or treaters don’t like Baby Ruth because there aren’t any left?!” Hummm….

Beth
Beth

October 31, 2014

My favorite halloween candy is the Reeses peanut butter cups and Milky Way.

Bethany
Bethany

October 31, 2014

My favorite type of Halloween candy is whole bars of anything chocolate. People hardly ever give away whole bars, so that’s why they’re my favorite. ;-)

Karen
Karen

October 31, 2014

My favorite kind of Halloween candy is Milky Way bars. Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups are an extremely close second. : )

Phyllis
Phyllis

October 31, 2014

Candy Corn of course! Once started on a back I can’t stop til the bag is empty.

sheila
sheila

October 31, 2014

I love Andes Candies but alas I had to give him up last year as he added 15 POUNDS to my hips !!! but will treat myself every now and then :)

Lorrie Ferraro
Lorrie Ferraro

October 31, 2014

blackcat kisses from Canada

lynda
lynda

October 31, 2014

peanut butter cups that are frozen yummy

lynda
lynda

October 31, 2014

such a cute and easy pattern thanks.lynda

Michele
Michele

October 31, 2014

Adorable dress….My favorite Halloween candy is the big fat red wax lips. You never swallow the wax but you chew and chew the wax. It is a texture thing.

Melanie
Melanie

October 31, 2014

Love all the patterns ans inspiration you privide

milynastanphill@gmail.com
milynastanphill@gmail.com

October 31, 2014

Twix!!

Linda
Linda

October 31, 2014

My favorite kind of Halloween candy is Reece Peanutbutter cups yummy

Leah
Leah

October 31, 2014

My favorite Halloween candy is Saykylls Chocolate- made since 1915 in my hometown.

Melinda Mull
Melinda Mull

October 31, 2014

Actually, candy corn is my favorite. I like Amanda’s idea for this dress in Valentine colors!

Joyce
Joyce

October 31, 2014

My favorite kind of Halloween candy is the small three colored triangle yummy candy corn, stacked with goodness. First is the ghost at top (white), middle is the mixing of ghost and goblins(yellow), and the bottom(orange) is the pumpkin that makes it spooky good. It can’t get any more Boo-lic-ious than that!

Linda
Linda

October 31, 2014

Chocolate!!!

Sher
Sher

October 31, 2014

My favorite Halloween candy is Almond Joy – (always got these because my kids don’t like them) YUM!

Sher
Sher

October 31, 2014

So cute! My granddaughter would love this for her new doll!

Vickie Tallent
Vickie Tallent

October 31, 2014

Whoppers.

JoAnn
JoAnn

October 31, 2014

I love tootsie rolls. What a cute way to use up leftover material….so many different combinations could be used depending on the holiday…thanks for the great tutorial!!

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