DIY Sad Clown (Pierrot) Costumes



This Carnival was held 12 yrs ago. I have to appologise once again for my bad photos. I don’t think they seem so bad alive, I am afraid my scanning made it lose their quality.
Anyway, that year we were Pierrots, The Sad Clowns.
Our inspiration was the back and white clown, with black hat, white face and a tear on his cheak .
Child no.1 was alrady in the kindergarden, child no.2 had her very fist Carnival, that’s why she looks so confused (should I cry or not?).

Whole kindergarden and some Moms were dressed up like Pierrots. There was cca 40 of Pierrots :)

Our kids from the kindergarden alrady had that long white “dress” that reminds of a nightgown that was made for some other event. Moms only had to add some details for them to become Pierrots.

I decided to make entirely new outfit for my youngest.

Sad Clowns :(
Sad Clowns :(

How To Make

I was very youg back then and I needed a pattern to sew. I used Burda, as usual. I didn’t make any pockets, of course. I made front and back white, and sleeves black. It was super easy, just like it’s written!

From black tile I cut 3 layers of different lenght, but very very wide. That is very important when it comes to shirring (to shir, to ruffle).

I used very thin black elastic band, the kind that goes into a needle. Tile around a nack is very itchy, so I recomed a child should wear a turte neck shirt.

The buttons are also made out of black tile, shaped like a flower and hand stiched to the shirt.

This is bottom part, some pants. I made one leg white, and other black.

blouse
blouse

pants
pants

Lots of Sad Clowns!
Lots of Sad Clowns!

The Hat

A black clown’s hat is made out of lady pantyhose (see the photo).

The cheapest kind is usually the best.

Cut, sew and put some tile on the top.

pantyhose to hat
pantyhose to hat

finished!
finished!

This is my Sad Clown! An expression on her face was very appropiate ;)
This is my Sad Clown! An expression on her face was very appropiate ;)

Mom the Sad Clown ;)

I myself had also very simple  outfit;

white shirt with black sleeves and black-white pants with elastic band in waist, that’s all!

And some tile around my neck and a hat!

The paint for face I had purchesed at drugstore.

Mom
Mom

all dressed up!
all dressed up!







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