101 Dalmatians

Cruella DeVille Costume

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101 Dalmatians Costume
Total Time 2 to 3 hours Ages school-age

Cruella is wearing a black sheath style gown embellished with snow white feathers at the neck and hem. She accessorizes with red glittery earrings, red glittery shoes, red gloves, and naturally a dalmatian-spotted treat bag. She also wears a feathery "wig." The dress was made for an 18-month old child. It is an 18-24 month size. Prep Time: 2 hours

What you'll need

  • 1 1/2 yards of black satin
  • 1/2 yard of red satin
  • 1/2 yard of spotted flannel
  • Clip-on earrings (We got ours from Grandma!)
  • 1 black feather boa
  • 1 set of black and white elastic arm band boas
  • Red glitter
  • Hot glue
  • Tacky glue
  • 2 hair clips
  • Red thread
  • Black thread
  • White thread
  • 2 white feather boas
  • Red glittery shoes from Target

How to make it

  1. I created a sheath style dress by simply measuring my daughter from shoulder to foot.

  2. I then took the black satin and folded into a long rectangle (right sides together).

  3. I cut a head hole at the fold.

  4. I sewed from the bottom until about four inches from the top (head hole).

  5. I hemmed the bottom about one inch from the floor. I turned inside out.

  6. I then stitched two rows of white boa feathers at the neck and at the hem of the dress. I tried using my sewing machine to sew feathers but it jammed several times so I wound up sewing them by hand. Simple whip stitches around the feathers every two inches was sufficient. I went around about three times for each stitch before moving over about two inches.

  7. I created the gloves by cutting a rectangle shape the length of my daughter's arm by the width of her arm times two. It was about 6 inches by four inches.

  8. I hemmed each short end of the rectangle about 1/4 inch. I then folded right sides together and sewed a seam about 1/4 inch.

  9. I made the bag using a peice of fabric 36 inches by 14 inches. I folded in half the long way, right sides together and stitched a half inch seam on each side.

  10. I then added handles at the top and stitched the black feather boa around the edge.

  11. I made the "wig" by simply hot gluing each feather arm band to a hair clip.

  12. I made the earrings by dipping a pair of round clip-on earrings into tacky glue and then red glitter.

  13. The shoes were purchased at Target.

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