One of my friends from church, has a son that will be in the school holiday play. He is to play a simple toy soldier. She does not sew and asked me to help make the costume for him. I was happy to do it. I love sewing.
She brought me the supplies yesterday and it was done soon after. I took pictures just incase anyone else has to make a toy soldier costume for there child. So hope you can find the rest of this post helpful.
I sandwiched three layers together to get the appellate. fabric on either side of temtex. Then satin stitch all the way around.
After I satin stitched all the way around the appellate you are ready for the trim.
Sewing the trim on these are done by zig zag stitch that way it will move easily in to the position you would like. So after you sew them you can lay them down at a 90 degree angle.
Next I cut three 6 inch ribbons, set them in the center about 4 inches apart. I then stitched them in place. I then took 12 1/2 inch looped ribbon and made these three loop things. I am sorry I know that the real term for these are out there but I can not think of it.
At this point sew on the loops to then end of the ribbons.
Add buttons to the center of the loops.
I had extra Master Sergeant stripes so I add them for effect.
This plain shirt is transformed. It only took an hour and half. That was awesome. And she loved it.
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