Costumes are not always just for Halloween, I made these DIY Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum Costumes for my twin daughters to wear at their 1st Birthday Party. These DIY costumes only took a few hand stitches to make and looked absolutely adorable! I was able to purchase everything I need at Walmart and is fairly inexpensive!
What you will need to make these costumes.
- Yellow Shirt
- Red Skirt
- Iron on Monogram Letter
- White Thread
- Blue Thread
- White Ribbon
- Blue Ribbon
- Sewing Needle
When placing the costume together I started by laying all the components on the shirts to see where I wanted the placement of the suspenders, bow and Monogram letter. Once, I figured out the placement I started with the iron on letter. I choose to place the 1st initial of my daughters on the shirt, you can put a name or Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum on the shirt, really whatever you like best. I was worried the girls might be upset with me later in life if I gave one the Tweedle Dum name verse Tweedle Dee so I played it safe with their initials. Follow the instructions on the iron on as they all vary with directions.
Now, that I had the iron on in place I added the white ribbon, the ribbon works as the suspenders. When measuring the length of the ribbon for the suspenders simply start at the bottom on one side of the shirt and drape it over the shoulder to the backside of the shirt. I used my white thread to tack the ribbon to the shirt on the shoulder. As you can see below, I used a simple straight stitch, which is passing the needle in and out of the fabric.
Once, I had the ribbon sewed on the top of the shirt I used the same method to sew it to the front of the shirt on the bottom hem and then flipped the shirt over and repeated on the back. This helped to insure the ribbon suspenders stayed in place.
Now, time to add the memorable Blue Bow Tie, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum wore! I started by taking my blue ribbon and cutting to the desired length. Then, I followed both ends in, overlapping about an inch. Now, pinch the outside of the ribbon in the middle together to create the bow. I used my blue thread to stitch it in place. Final, I stitched the bow to the front of the shirt just below necks opening.
Here is a picture of the finished shirt. I left the overhanging ribbon on the bottom of the shirt because I tucked the shirt into a skirt, if you prefer you can cut it off.
Simply add the red skirt and you have the finished DIY Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum Costume!
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