Ok…so when my cousin asked me to help her with the Links Organization Bowling-A-Thon fundraiser for her chapter…I gladly accepted the challenge!
I was given the task of gathering the team members, costumes, and coming up with the team name. What better inspiration then something from The Flintstones…they were known for their bowling extravaganzas! With that in mind, I came up with the “Pebble Rockers”.
The event was a fundraiser to benefit local STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programming. The event took place at Palace Bowling Lanes in Bellaire, TX. Awards given were: Highest Team Donation, Highest Individual Donation, Highest Team Score, and Best Dressed.
These costumes were SO easy…I made all 5 of them the morning of the event (in less than 2 hours total…including the bone hairclips)!
The easiest description of how the dresses/tops were made would be: I folded 2 yards of fabric in half (lengthwise). Each of the ladies provided their bust and hip measurements. I found a center point and measured 1/2 the bust measurement against the fold. From the center point, I measured approximately 17″. From this point I measured out the hip measurements. Then I serged the side edges. Finally I cut out the arm hole, the sleeveless shoulder and the bottom (uneven) hem. For the leopard print, Joann’s only had 3 yards of this fabric. I decided that I was going to make it work…so I made them into tops. i love the way that they turned out. (Mine was a little shorter than I would have liked…but it was just a costume…so no biggie!)
THE SASH BELTS:
For the sash belt, I cut out the side, scrap fabric. With right sides together, I folded this in half and stitched a straight line down the length of the fabric. Then turned the fabric inside out.
The plastic bones were from Raising Cane’s fast food kids meals. Luckily, the kid’s meals included 3 each…x2 kid’s meals :). I glued the plastic bone to a hair clip with some scrap felt fabric between the two for better adhesion.
And BEST DRESSED award goes to…PEBBLE ROCKERS…yay!!!
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