The pieces are all so simple to make and they come together really nicely to make a nice fluffy tailed peacock that has some whimsy to it. Oh and the peacock inspired hair-do, just makes me smile 🙂
For the shirt I bought some super cheap costume knit. They had it in the pretty royal blue you expect from a peacock so it was perfect. Then I cut out a basic bodice and sleeves. I sewed the bodice pieces together at the shoulders.
Then I put the sleeves in place at the arm curve.
Then with right sides together I sewed along the sleeve and down the side.
For the skirt I made a simple circle skirt with a slit in the back. There are a lot of tutorials for circle skirts if you have never made one before, I usually just wing it, cutting out a circle and then cutting out a little circle in the middle.
Then make the inner circle lay in a straight line of sorts and cut a strip that is the width of the inside circle. You will be folding the strip in half to be a casing for the ribbon.
Sew it to the right side of the skirt along the inner circle. Then you should have a casing to slip some ribbon in. I usually stitch the ribbon in place in the middle of the front so that the ribbon doesn’t slide out of place. Then you have a little skirt that ties in back the slit allows for the fullness of the “tail” to poof out.
I love the bright colors and texture of the “feathers” from the tutu.
The cute little buttons down the back even add to the look.
I just can’t get enough of the poofiness. For the hair, incase you are wondering I simply made a little “mowhawk” of pony tail loops down the middle of her head. I was going to make a headband but as you can see with the mask even she is not a fan of things on her face or head for that matter so I figured at least with her hair she can’t pull it off.