Bo-Peep Costume to Make

bopeep1-webMaterial (6-8 yr.) – Verybest Crepe,

  • 2 foldsNo. 165 Pink,
  • 1 fold each No. 120 Baby Blue, No. (100 White if crepe paper blouse is to be made),
  • No. 108 Black;
  • 1 sheet pink Mat Stock;
  • 1 1/2 yds. 1/4″  black satin ribbon;
  • 3 yds. 2″ pink ribbon;
  • snap fasteners;
  • white cotton blouse or muslin slip;
  • 1 sheet floral design Gift Wrapping Paper;
  • paste.

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You may use a white cotton blouse and make a separate skirt or the entire costume may be made of crepe paper sewed to a muslin slip. Make the skirt long enough to come 3″ or 4″ below the knees after 2″ has been turned under and stitched to represent a hem. Use 2 1/2″  yds. for fullness and stitch to 1″ wide waistband, at the same time stitching panniers in place.

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For panniers, cut a piece of blue crepe 20″ wide, 30″ long in shape of Fig. E. Turn curved edges under 1″ and stitch. Cut flowers from the wrapping paper and paste 6″ apart all over the shaped piece. Double through the middle of 22″ side and seam. Gather the now straight edge, drawing up to about 8″. Make two and sew one to skirt at each side, about 4″ from front edge of bodice when it is laced as shown in illustration. Tuck the seamed end in and fold as shown in illustration.

Make bodice of a double thickness of black, Fig. F. Punch holes in front edges and lace with black ribbon. Turn under at back edges and sew snap fasteners in place.

Bo-Peep’s hat, Figs. L and M, is like the “Jiffy Hat” shown on page 23.

* detailed instructions for these processes can be found on pages 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 of

45 Easy to Make Costumes and Accessories of Crepe Paper