Little Cats

Man, work has been crazy lately — I’ve had hardly any time to post anything recently!

But, I wouldn’t be much of a sewing Mommy if I couldn’t get around to making my kids Halloween costumes.  Luckily, I managed to make good use of naptimes the weekend before Halloween, otherwise I probably wouldn’t have made it!

But I did, and I ended up with the cutest little cats ever — J dressed up as a “scary tiger” (his choice), and N as a little lion cub (also J’s choice).

Creative Counselor: Halloween costumes

Creative Counselor: Halloween costumes

I knew that if I attempted anything too complicated, these costumes would not happen, so I purposely chose very easy patterns.

I got the fleece for each of these costumes at Hancock Fabrics during their big fleece sale a couple of weeks ago.  J picked out his favorite animal print fleece for his “scary tiger” costume, and N’s I actually managed to find in the remnant pile — score!

For the top, I used the Made by Rae Flashback Skinny Tee in size 3T for J and 18 months for N.  As I’ve previously reported — great pattern, quickly becoming a favorite.  It is quick and satisfying and a great way to easily expand the kids’ wardrobe.  And maybe use some of the interesting t-shirts sitting around in our closets that Albert and I don’t wear anymore 🙂

The pants are the Sleeping Johns from the book Growing Up Sew Liberated.  Again, super easy, really satisfying pattern.  Also a new favorite.  I made these in size 3T for J, and 2T for N.  The pattern doesn’t come smaller than 2T, or else I would have made a smaller size for N since these were a little long.  But once she hits size 2T, I will never buy her another pair of leggings!  An old t-shirt and the Sleeping Johns pattern and I’m set!

And finally, the hats.  For those I used the Cozy Winter Hood from Oliver + S’s Little Things to Sew.  This may have been my favorite of the three to sew.  It’s just so sinkin’ cute!  And really easy, which wasn’t something I really expected.  The only change I made was to make the ears on J’s hood pointy instead of rounded, and I used bias tape for his ties instead of ribbon.  In fact, I used ribbon on N’s hood, and really wish that I had used bias tape — it just stays tied so much better!

N is in need of a few winter hats, so I might pull out some fleece and whip up a couple of hoods for her, minus the ears.

And there you have it — easy, simple Halloween costumes that completely satisfied my little toddlers and that I was able to put together in a single weekend!  And because I can’t resist, here are a couple more pictures from our evening.  Hope everyone else had a great Halloween!

Creative Counselor: Halloween
Ready to roll!
Creative Counselor: Halloween
N chowing down at the end of the day

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  1. Thinking of making my kids cats this year for Halloween. I need something easy. And this looks pretty easy. 🙂 And they can use them as PJ’s after halloween. 😀

    1. It was definitely easy! And I think you already have most of the patterns. I highly recommend the Flashback tee pattern, but if you don’t want to buy it, I think the Sew Liberated book has a couple of Tshirt patterns that would work.

      J is not being so easy this year. He is fluctuating between “Super T-Rex” and Ironman for Halloween. I can thank his school friends for the latter since he has never seen Ironman!

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