Brief instructions – – cut the flour sacks to the size you want, lay them on top of each other, and sew up the side seams. Then cut the half-a-“u” shape for the armholes as shown – I finished those edges with a serger, but you could turn the edge and sew it down. Cut the garland into 2 pieces – one that will go all the way around the bottom of the dress for trim and one to use as a shoulder tie. Also cut eyes and a mouth from the black dishcloth.
Then iron and sew down on the top of the front and back about 1 inch. This will make a casing that the garland can pass through to tie the dress around the shoulders.
To attach the face pieces and garland trim around the bottom, I just used hot glue. Then feed the other garland piece through the casing – try on the dress and tie it in place over one shoulder. Voila!
I love this costume because it can also be everyday wear during the Halloween season. My daughter is wearing it with a tank top and leggings underneath.