I got the tutorial from the blog of Chica and Jo (get the tutorial here). I originally considered posting a tutorial of my own, but they did such a good job, so why reinvent the wheel? I did change a few things, however, so I'll explain what I did differently and give some other tips.
First of all, I purposefully made the costume big. For those of you who don't know, LL#5 is severely allergic to latex. Most store-bought costumes have spandex, elastic, etc. So, rather than trying to find a costume that would be safe for her, I opted to make one. Since she's so young, I made it large enough to fit her at least 2 years. One of the joys of having little ones is that they don't care about stuff like that. =)
Second, I put the colors in the right order. =) You can see that yellow should be on the bottom, orange in the middle. So keep an eye out for that if you choose to follow this tutorial.
Third, in the original tutorial, they made three fairly even stripes on the dress and on the hat. If you look at the image above, the orange stripe is wider than the rest on real candy corn. So I made the orange stripe wider. I also chose to make the white part of the dress pretty small, and I made the entire hat white--that way, it's the tip of one, giant candy corn.
This was one of the simplest sewing projects I've ever done. Fleece is so easy to work with. It doesn't fray, so no need to hem. You don't need special needles or anything else. One thing I did do was to buy it back in July. No one (but me) buys fleece in July, so I got it like 30% off.
I've been loving seeing all of the other costumes online. What a super-fun time of year!!
This post is linked up with: Serenity Now, One Artsy Mama, Tatertots and Jello, Bear Rabbit Bear, Young and Crafty, Kojo Designs, Designer Garden, and Six Sisters' Stuff.