Yesterday, I mentioned that this week is Modern Girl’s Halloween week! A few months ago my best friend, Leanne, and I launched an online sewing course, The Modern Girl’s Guide to Sewing. We have two courses, Beginner and Intermediate, where we teach you every one of our sewing skills. 
Well that fun part about taking our courses and learning to sew is that you can make your own wardrobe, but ALSO you can make Halloween costumes! 
Our Beginner’s Course covers the basics of sewing and gives you all the skills to make a pretty little A-line skirt, so today we’re showing you how to take that tutorial a little farther and make yourself a Halloween costume.
Yesterday Leanne shared a gorgeous Tinkerbell costume, and today I’m excited to share a costume for Mary Poppins! 

Hop over to and check out the Beginner’s course where you’ll learn all the skills to make yourself this skirt. Then click through after the page break to find the rest of the tutorial to put together this easy DIY Mary Poppins costume.

What you’ll need for the costume:
For the skirt: Find the video tutorial right here!
Red ribbon (I purchased mine at Jo-Ann’s)
Black tights
Black shoes
Carpet bag (mine is c/o Nena and Co)
For the hat:
– black bowler hat (I bought this one)
– silk daisies (purchased in the flower section at Jo-Ann’s)
fake holly berries (also from the floral section at Jo-Ann’s)
hot glue
floral wire
Step 1. Lay your hat on a flat surface. Cut the individual daisies off of the bunch, leaving 2-3 inch stems.
Step 2. Determine your placement for your flowers. Use floral wire to create little bundles, and then hot glue into place. 
Step 3. Once the flowers are in place, hot glue the berries into place. And you’re done — so easy!!

Now hop over to ModernGirlSewing and get going on the beginner course so you can make a Mary Poppins or Tinkerbell costume!



  1. Natali says:

    Super cute and easy DIY!

  2. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    Oh my goodness! This is the cutest costume ever! I love it!


  3. This is AWESOME!! Definitely saving this for future Halloweens 🙂 Thanks!

  4. Mary Sane says:

    OMG you look adorable! 😀

  5. Meghan Jenson says:

    How fun Merrick! I am excited to see what you come up with for your whole family.

  6. Jessica says:

    That is one adorable costume! I may have to do this.
    Unique Geek

  7. Judi says:

    Hi! Thank you for sharing your advice. I also try to always be stylish and dress up as something elegant. That’s why I read articles like yours or it helps me to be inspired and be aware of different trends!

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