For Halloween we dressed up as Alice in Wonderland, the Cheshire Cat and the Queen of Hearts.
I used this vintage pattern to make Little J’s Alice costume
Little C went as the Cheshire Cat.
Here is how I made her costume:
These are the measurements I used for a skinny 3 year old, adjust as necessary.
Piece A – create a casing wide enough for the elastic
Secure the elastic with a few stitches
Cut 2 of Piece B (and do the same with C, D and E). With right sides together stitch to make one continuous strip. Press the seam and make a hem.
With a long stitch, sew around the top edge, then pull the thread to gather.
With right sides together, sew B strip onto A adjusting the gathers as necessary.
This will be the first layer.
Do the same with layer C.
And layer D
Match the sides of the skirt, making sure to catch all layers and sew down both sides of the skirt.
Turn right side out.
Cheshire cat mouth and nose
If you would like a guide for the smile, this is the one I drew: download it here.