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Princess Darth Vader: A Star Wars Mash-up Costume

Blogging with Babies Princess Darth Vader with her Medal
Blogging with Babies Princess Darth Vader with her Medal

Just in time for Halloween, the National Museum of the Marine Corps (NMMC) held their inaugural Semper Force day this past weekend, which allowed me to be a bit more creative with Miss Alexa’s costume this year.  We decided to do a Princess Darth Vader costume for her.  She chose the Darth Vader costume because…honestly, I don’t know why.  We were looking at Party City’s website for Star Wars costumes and she said it was beautiful.  Should I be worried?  Haha…hmmm…

I was wondering what we could do to take her costume from norm to extra because Miss Alexa is…EXTRA! LOL.  She’s been loving princess dress up and dancing skirts so I decided to make a tutu.  We went to Joann Fabrics and bought some tulle.  They were on sale for half price.  We also chanced upon the special Stormtrooper ribbon which were also on sale.  Honestly folks, if you haven’t done so, please just sign up for their emails and download their app.  You’ll get an email every day with coupons but that could be a good and/or a bad thing.  For me, it’s great because I save money. It’s HORRIBLE because I want to buy something every day.

I’m not a sewer…ohhh…that doesn’t read correctly…seamstress…sewist.  Yeah, I’m not a sewist but I have dabbled and own a sewing machine and serger, so I felt like I could definitely do this.  Of course, I did some googling and found a great video tutorial on youtube by Sterlings Style.  There were other video’s and ways of making the tutu (even a no sew option) but I preferred this method.

Watch her video and you’ll probably figure out how to do it.  I had to watch her video a few times to figure out what was going on and made a shortcut or two. I was lazy and used the center folded edge as one of my edges to sew the ribbon onto and didn’t cut it.  Sterlings Style did and I don’t know why, other than to ensure that the edge would be straight. I’m sure there’s a great reason for it that I’m just overlooking.

I’ve made a quick diagram of how I made the tutu.  I’ll be posting that later this week.  Still putting the final touches. If you have any questions or suggestions, let me know in the comments or via email.



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Joanne Simonetti
<p>Hello Friends! TLDR: Mommy to two wonderful babies that like to help me "type type" and a husband that I've voluntold to help me "type type". We've started a blog to share our lives with our friends and family. When I'm not here writing, I'm usually with my family or spending at least 40 hours a week working in the world of Intellectual Property.</p>

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