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


21 Comments

Nancy B
Nancy B

October 31, 2014

My favorite Halloween candy is candy corn so I must make this candy corn doll dress for my granddaughters. So sweet – the dress and candy corn! Thanks for the pattern and tutorial.

Another Amanda
Another Amanda

October 31, 2014

Mounds and Almond Joy: because sometimes I feel like a nut and sometimes I don’t! :0D

elizabeth
elizabeth

October 31, 2014

my favorite halloween candy is a kit kat

Amanda Butt
Amanda Butt

October 31, 2014

“My favorite kind of Halloween candy is…green tea kit kat”

Amanda Butt
Amanda Butt

October 31, 2014

“My favorite kind of Halloween candy is…green tea kit lat”

sharon LeVine
sharon LeVine

October 31, 2014

so clever to make this dress love it

Carrie Bergherm
Carrie Bergherm

October 31, 2014

Cute! My favorite Halloween candy is candy corn and pumpkins since that’s the only time of year you can get them!

Lori
Lori

October 31, 2014

My favourite Halloween candy is Smarties … Not the smarties in the USA, the Canadian kind … Sort of like chocolate M&Ms but flatter. Yummy

Aimee
Aimee

October 30, 2014

My favorite kind of Halloween candy is..Ouch gum, when I was a little girl I would get a gum called “ouch gum” that tasted like fruit and came in a band aid tin. Sadly thy don’t sell it any more. =(

Carina
Carina

October 30, 2014

This is such a cute dress! I would love to enter the contest! My favourite kind of Halloween candy is fuzzy peaches because they are so good!!!!!

Kelly
Kelly

October 30, 2014

What a surprise! My favorite Halloween candy has always been — candy corn. Your new Candy Corn Dress is just precious. It immediately made me want to create a tiny bowl full of polymer clay candy corn to go along with the dress. I can’t wait to create my own Halloween version of this dress with this pattern. After that, I think the pattern will also look perfect in solid primary colors for a 60’s version for Julie or Ivy, maybe worn with a low-slung chain belt, with a newsboy cap and matching go-go boots. Groovy. Very versatile pattern. Many, many thanks! You are so creative.

AG heart
AG heart

October 30, 2014

my favorite type of Halloween candy has to be kit kat

Tina
Tina

October 30, 2014

Oh my I just love this dress. It is so cute! My favorite Halloween candy is 100 grand bars. Thank you so very for the pattern. I can see it for more than Halloween.

Olivia K.
Olivia K.

October 30, 2014

This dress is so cute!! I would love to enter the contest. My favorite kind of Halloween candy is Twix candy bars!

Kit + Ruthie Studios
Kit + Ruthie Studios

October 30, 2014

Hi! I’d like to be entered the raffle!

Carlena
Carlena

October 30, 2014

I’m probably the only person out here but I love the Almond Joy candy bars. It’s a good thing because none of my kids would touch them. More for me!! Now I get my granddaughter’s when she trick or treats.

Sheila
Sheila

October 30, 2014

I like anything chocolate. I love, love this dress.

Marge R (mer)
Marge R (mer)

October 30, 2014

LOVE it!!! My FAV Halloween candy is one that’s NOT in my house — LOL! But, that said, I totally LOVE Sanders Sea Salt Caramels that I’ve only ever seen @ Costco — little dark chocolates with soft caramel inside and sprinkled with Sea Salt on the outside — 70 blissful calories each — YUM!!! Fortunately, they only carry them seasonally. ;)

Stephanie
Stephanie

October 30, 2014

My favorite Halloween candy is the Mini size Three Musketeers. I always look for those in my kids’ bags after Trick or Treating. My daughter loves Candy Corn and this dress would be perfect for her and her dolls.

Amanda
Amanda

October 30, 2014

I always enjoyed Toosie Roll Pops! But there were several others I enjoyed as well. Thank you so much for a nice tutorial. The dress looks so cute. I can see this dress in red, pink, & white for Valentine’s Day also. Thanks!

Julia
Julia

October 29, 2014

Melinda, How Twee!!! Something so sweet and no calories! My favorite Halloween candy was Squirrel Nut Zippers (yes, I’m that old). I now leave the candy consumption to my grandbabies.

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