Here's what you need:
- one pair of brown, opaque (thick) adult-sized tights
- one white child-sized T-shirt
- brown thread, needle
Here's what you do:
- Cut the toes off of the tights; one piece will be discarded, and the other will be the cap for the wig. Make sure you make the cap piece long enough (about 5-6") that it will come down to your baby's ears when it's on her head. If it's a little too snug, you can cut a small slit in the edge (shown in the photo above) to make it a bit bigger.
- Cut the legs off the tights. These will be the "buns" on the sides of the wig. Twist one leg into a loose rope lengthwise, then roll it into the bun shape (starting at the center of the bun). You'll need to put a few stitches in along the way as you're rolling, to help it hold its shape. When you get to the end of the material, turn it under a bit and stitch the end in place. Repeat with the other leg of the tights, creating the other bun. Here's a close-up of what they look like completed.
- What remains of the tights is the "control top" portion. Cut a few inches of the waistband off to use as the belt (shown at the bottom of the photo, above). The rest of the tights can be discarded.
- Loosely stitch the buns onto the sides of the cap, allowing the bottom of the buns to extend off the bottom edge of the cap a bit. Remember the cap still needs to fit on Baby's head, so as you sew, stretch the cap in the spot where you're sewing the buns on; otherwise, the stitching will prevent the cap from stretching enough to fit on her when you're finished.
- Tip: You might need to put the cap on Baby for reference and lightly mark where the buns will go.