Wilma Flintstone Costume Tutorial

DIY Flintstone Costume
Did you finish your Fred Flintstone costume? The Wilma Flinstone Costume Tutorial is a bit trickier, but all in all still pretty quick to whip up . You’ll probably get it done much faster than I did- little miss is in LOVE with my sewing scissors, making it very difficult to lay projects on the floor…
Materials:
    • White Sheet- I bought one at the thrift store for $3
    • Scrap Paper
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Pinking Shears
1. Fold your sheet over itself twice, so that you’ll be cutting out 4 pieces at once. Lay out a loose fitting dress and cut around it (I really didn’t want to deal with a zipper so I left plenty of room- you can always make it smaller later). I did 4 pieces because I wanted my dress lined- sheets are a little too thin for 1 layer:)

 2. Cut off one of the shoulders- sorry that picture is upside down, but you get the idea

 3. Sew your shoulder seams together. Front to back and front liner to back liner. See how on mine the shoulder cutout is facing a different direction for the 2 pieces? You need a “D” and a “C” or they won’t match  up right-trust me I messed this up twice. Ooops

4. Line up your pieces right sides together and sew along all of the side seams. Leave the bottom open on the front and back piece (This pic. is really only showing 1/2 of it. See the part sticking out the top? That’s the other 1/2 of the dress). So now you have a lined front and back piece attached at the shoulder

5. Fold the dress in half and sew up the side seams- make sure you leave an armhole on the one side. This step seemed a little weird since those side edges are already finished.Maybe there’s a better way? I don’t know, but this worked just fine.Before you do this you might want to make sure you’ll be able to get it on and off easily enough. Don’t panic if it’s not quite going to make it. I would just add a little to velcro to one of the side seams since it’s just a costume.

6. Shoot- forgot to take a picture, but scroll down to the bottom and it will give you the right idea. Use you pinking shears to cut a nice curvy zig zag along the bottom of the dress. Now Wilma is ready to party:)

If you have a big beaded white necklace then you’re all set. I didn’t, so I came up with this instead…

1. Crumple up some white paper- I think I ended up using 8 and each took 1/2 a sheet of paper.Not sure why there’s only 7 in the picture…

2. Wrap each bead in plastic wrap, so it stays together and isn’t so crunchy

3. Next I made the necklace “sleeve” by sewing by folding a strip of fabric in half and sewing along one end and one side

4. Turn it right side out and slip in your beads.

5. Use your white thread to tie off the fabric between each bead. I doubled over the thread to keep it from breaking. Start in the middle, so your beads don’t shift too much.

Done! Now you just need to get your hubby into the Fred costume:) Check back on Friday for Pebbles! And yes I promise to eventually post pictures of these costume being worn! It might not be til after our big Halloween bash though…

10 Responses

  1. Your blog came just in time for this weekends costume party. I’ve never been to a costume party and was feeling a bit overwhelmed by the cost of everything, but now I have a sweet little costume made entirely from stuff I already owned and wasn’t using!
    Thanks for making it so achievable for crafter with only a little experience.

  2. I loved your detailed explanation (for non creative people like me) and am amazed at your creativity. I am super excited to try these out for my weekend halloween party.. Thanks a lot for sharing and am so glad I found ya !!

  3. Wow. Thanks for linking this up! The necklace alone is a great project…I’m already trying to think how I can apply this to something for me. 😉

    I can’t wait to see pictures of you wearing it!

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