How To Make A Dragon Costume

ITEM # 30913745P26

How To Make A Dragon Costume

ITEM # 30913745P26
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Crafting Time:
Weekend Project
Skill Level:
Intermediate

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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Simplicity Pattern 1765 and materials needed to make View A
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Sewing machine
  • 1 yd yellow felt
  • 9"x12" felt: burgundy (2) black, pink, medium blue, light blue

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Draw belly shape on front pattern piece using photo as guide. Cut on line to create two pieces (belly and front). Cut front pieces out of body color, and belly pieces out of yellow. Add 1/2" seam allowance on cut edge of pattern pieces. Sew belly and front pieces, right-sides together and press seam allowance toward front pieces. Continue to sew rest of body following pattern instructions.
  2. Use burgundy felt for claws.
  3. Cut 2 medium and 2 large back spikes out of burgundy felt. Assemble as stated in pattern. When adding to back pieces, place medium spike at top spike location. Place large spike at third spike location. Assemble rest of back following pattern instructions.
  4. Assemble tail as stated in pattern. Cut 6 tail spikes out of burgundy felt. Assemble as stated in pattern. Attach to end of tail (using photo as guide).
  5. Cut 2 medium back spikes out of medium blue. Cut pattern piece in half. Cut 2 top portions of spike out of light blue. Topstitch light blue piece to the right side of medium blue piece. Assemble by folding finished piece in half, long-sides together, and edgestitch. Attach to top of hood (using photo as a guide).
  6. Lengthen large back spike so finished piece is about 6". Smooth sides to resemble ear shape. Cut 2 of finished pattern out of body felt and 2 out of pink felt. Cut pattern piece in half. With top portion, cut 2 black felt pieces. Topstitch black pieces to right-side of red pieces. Pin finished pieces to pink pieces (wrong-side together). Create small box pleat in center of finished ear and attach to top of hood (using photo as a guide).
  7. Cut 4 mustache pieces out of yellow felt. Edgestitch 2 pieces right-side together and repeat for other set. Attach pieces to hood (using photo as a guide).

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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:


DIRECTIONS:

  1. Draw belly shape on front pattern piece using photo as guide. Cut on line to create two pieces (belly and front). Cut front pieces out of body color, and belly pieces out of yellow. Add 1/2" seam allowance on cut edge of pattern pieces. Sew belly and front pieces, right-sides together and press seam allowance toward front pieces. Continue to sew rest of body following pattern instructions.
  2. Use burgundy felt for claws.
  3. Cut 2 medium and 2 large back spikes out of burgundy felt. Assemble as stated in pattern. When adding to back pieces, place medium spike at top spike location. Place large spike at third spike location. Assemble rest of back following pattern instructions.
  4. Assemble tail as stated in pattern. Cut 6 tail spikes out of burgundy felt. Assemble as stated in pattern. Attach to end of tail (using photo as guide).
  5. Cut 2 medium back spikes out of medium blue. Cut pattern piece in half. Cut 2 top portions of spike out of light blue. Topstitch light blue piece to the right side of medium blue piece. Assemble by folding finished piece in half, long-sides together, and edgestitch. Attach to top of hood (using photo as a guide).
  6. Lengthen large back spike so finished piece is about 6". Smooth sides to resemble ear shape. Cut 2 of finished pattern out of body felt and 2 out of pink felt. Cut pattern piece in half. With top portion, cut 2 black felt pieces. Topstitch black pieces to right-side of red pieces. Pin finished pieces to pink pieces (wrong-side together). Create small box pleat in center of finished ear and attach to top of hood (using photo as a guide).
  7. Cut 4 mustache pieces out of yellow felt. Edgestitch 2 pieces right-side together and repeat for other set. Attach pieces to hood (using photo as a guide).