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Crepe Pea Pod Costume




  • Crepe
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Floral tape
  • Thread
  • T-shirt
  • Ribbon


  1. Step 1

    Cut a piece of crepe to a length of the circumference of the wearer's head plus 1 1/2 inches and a height of 20 inches.

  2. Step 2

    Fold in half from right to left along the length, and starting where the ends meet at the bottom left corner, sew on a gently curved diagonal to the upper right corner, which will be the cap's point. Trim excess crepe.

  3. Step 3

    The seam will be in back; trim bottom edge in front to form a curved, inverted V at the wearer's forehead.

  4. Step 4

    Cut a strip of three joined leaves (like the lily-of-the-valley petals, but shorter); floral-tape them to cap stem. For each pea, cut a crepe circle 8 inches in diameter, and make a running stitch around edge. Do not cut thread.

  5. Step 5

    Place batting on top of circle, and gather crepe to enclose it; tie thread, and stitch pea to T-shirt before cutting thread. Repeat to make four peas.

  6. Step 6

    The crepe cape is T-shaped (20 inches high, 4 feet across at top, and 2 feet across at bottom) with rounded edges. Punch two holes at the ends of the T's top bar; loop ribbon through for a neck closure.

Martha Stewart Living, October 1998



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