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Owl Dress and mask

Added Jan 24, 2013

by Emily Hopkins

Austin, Texas, U...




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I made the dress by cutting the sleeves off a men’s XL t-shirt and sewing the waist smaller. Then I added hundreds (felt like hundreds, I’m not really sure) feathers. I did not hem the feather shaped fabric. I just sewed them in lines around the shirt until everything was covered.

The mask was made using a template from Martha Stewart.

I just used felt and fabric (no tissue) and hot glued onto a paper mch mask from Michael’s.

Material Notes

Cotton fabric for feathers
XL men’s t-shirt
Paper mch mask
Felt sheets




Garment Type
Cotton, Knits/Jersey

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    Jan 28, 2013, 08.05 PMby Tabatha Lettuce

    I love love love it!!!

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    Jan 25, 2013, 04.42 PMby stars

    What a hoot! (Sorry, I just can’t resist a pun. Or owls; great costume idea!)

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    Jan 25, 2013, 01.42 PMby chased-away

    This is so cute! Purim is coming up and I might make an owl costume as well :)

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      Jan 25, 2013, 03.23 PMby Emily Hopkins

      I forgot to mention I added double fold bias tape around the neck and arms to hide raw edges.

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    Jan 25, 2013, 12.54 AMby Emily Hopkins

    Thanks everyone. I actually sold 4 of these over Halloween.

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    Jan 25, 2013, 12.47 AMby nouvellegamine

    totally cute!

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    Jan 25, 2013, 12.10 AMby schnui

    Great costume and well worth all the hard work.

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    Jan 25, 2013, 12.08 AMby Mary Athey

    This looks fab on you x

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