I thought I'd venture off my usual topic path of home decor and share my kiddos costumes today. Last year, I made their costumes. It made me feel so good to do that for them, as silly as that sounds. It also saved me a ton of money. SO I knew I wanted to try and make them again this year. I know it isn't something I will be able to do forever, but it's nice for now.
Here is a pic of my little garden gnome and fairy from last year.
Because I can barely work my sewing machine, I have to keep the costumes simple. So when I saw this pink owl costume at Following Phubie, I knew it would be the perfect costume for my daughter. It was very easy, she had the templates to print right in the post, and I used fabric glue to construct the entire thing.
I then came up with the idea to make a squirrel costume for my son.
I went and bought some fur and used a brown jogging suit he had from last year. And the rest was just trial and error. I cut enough of the fur fabric to fold it in half to make a long rectangle.
I glued the open bottom and side edges with fabric glue, stuffed the tail with batting, and then glued the top edges.
After that, I just rolled the top of the tail to look how I wanted and added a couple of hand stitches to hold it in place.
Then I added the felt to the chest of the jacket, ears at the top, and pinned the tail on.
Sorry for the pics. It would have been easier to nail jello to a tree than get my one year old to stand still for a picture. I did manage to get one of them together.
I think they both make adorable woodland creatures! I was really nervous about the squirrel costume since I had no tutorial or even a picture to go on. But I think I did alright!