Monday, 17 December 2007
Star costume step 2 - making the pattern
First measure your tot that will be wearing the costume to get an idea of the overall size that you want it to be. Then take a piece of pattern paper (I just used newspaper) and fold it in half. Mark a centre point on the fold then draw a line straight up approx half your overall size. This forms your first point (this will be a 5 pointed star).
To get the positions of the other points take a protractor and measure an angle of 72 degrees (360/5 as there are 5 points) and draw a line the same length as the first one. Then repeat this again to give the third point. Then bisect (cut in half) each of these angles with a line that's about 1/3rd the size of the fist line. Draw from each of this points making it a bit curved to give a nice shape.
Cut out round the lines, unfold and voila you have your star shape.