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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, this is one of the cutest things you’ve ever seen.
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.