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Robyn Hood Costume

Added Oct 14, 2012

by zsyzu

Placentia, Calif...






I needed a fairy tale costume for work but I didn’t want to be a princess or a witch. So, I chose this costume. I used Simplicity’s 0866. I used 2 yards of suede cloth for the overdress and calico cotton for the underdress. I really wanted to learn how to make that corset bustier portion and those basket type sleeves. It wasn’t as hard as I thought but it took forever to cut out the individual sleeve portions.

I also made the cape and the sling carrier for the bow and arrows, plus matching gloves. For the capelet I used Fleecefun’s free pattern for Red Riding hood cape.

I also made the hat yesterday. No pattern I just fussed with felt til I felt ok with it. My boyfriend made the arrows and I’m waiting on the bow.

Material Notes

2 yards suede cloth, 1.5 yard beige cotton, 16 1/2 in buttons, 1 yard lining, 1.5 yard crushed velvet, 1/2 yard of brown corduroy, 18 inch zipper, 1 yard of brown ribbon, 1/2 yard of felt , two feathers, two dowels for the bows




Garment Type
Cotton, Blends, Velvet

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    Oct 31, 2012, 09.07 PMby AArrington

    Very good fit and detail. Congratulations!

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      Nov 1, 2012, 01.37 AMby zsyzu

      Thank you! I wore it to work today and people noticed even the little buttons on the sleeves.

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    Oct 29, 2012, 04.00 PMby blueartisan

    great costume, I have admired this pattern myself since it something that isn’t too princess-ish! You look great!

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      Oct 31, 2012, 01.25 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you! There was a lot of detail but it was worth the effort.

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    Oct 29, 2012, 08.06 AMby Mary Athey

    Wow!! you look amazing in this.its fabulous x

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      Oct 31, 2012, 01.24 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you Mary!

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