Thursday, October 28, 2010

Baby Peter Pan Costume

Since Halloween is on a Sunday this year, Jace will be spending the morning in the nursery at church. I wanted to make him something that would be comfortable to play in. So I came up with Peter Pan! This costume was so much fun for me to make. This was one of the "mommy duties" I've always looked forward to! I finished making his costume last night, and was so excited to try it on him today. Here’s a look before putting it on him:
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I made the tunic and pants out of a knit fabric. I really like the weight of it. It’s the same fabric (different color) that I used for my flutter flower shirt. The belt is a soft, woven cotton ribbon I found at Jo-Ann’s. The shoes are from felt and the ribbon is woven through them so I can tighten them on his feet.
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I used this tutorial for how to make the pants. I used a pair of pants that fit him right now as the patter, but tapered the legs a bit. They were so easy to make (and quick too, a half hour!). The shirt I patterned off of a shirt that fits him loosely because I wanted there to be definition from tightening the belt.
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I made up the shoes as I went. Don’ task me how I did them. I had a very hard time even replicating the first one to make the second shoe. I’m happy with the outcome, though. They remind me of shoes made from leaves.
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These are his accessories: a hat, sword and shadow. The shadow was Nolan’s idea. The hat and sword are made from felt, the shadow from black fabric I used to line a dress I made.
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Yes, this is one of the cutest things you’ve ever seen.
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It fits perfectly. And if how excited he gets when wearing it is a measure of how much he likes it… he LOVES it! I couldn’t get him to sit still for a picture.
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I’m linking this up with the Halloween Costume Link Up Party, as well as many of these other great link up parties!

5 comments:

  1. That is adorable! You did such a great job!

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  2. OH my goodness! He is adorable! I miss my boys being that age. What a great costume idea too! I love the shadow!! :) Thanks for linking up with Sassy Sites!

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  3. oh man he is too cute!! i love how you added the shadow :) so creative!

    feel free to link it up to my HALLOWEEN COSTUME party going on now!!! there will be a prize for the top three costumes :)
    http://lovestitched.blogspot.com/2010/11/costume-linky-contest.html

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  4. Do you make these for sale? If so, please email me at jturner2008@gmail.com. Thanks!! -Jessica

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