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).
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!