Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Handmade Animal Costumes Part 3

I tried my best to fit all these costumes into just a few posts, so I have one last one for you today.

Dove:



 Details:

Hat - Snow Day Hat from Peekaboo Pattern Shop* in Gray Fleece with added details in fleece and spare buttons
Wings - In felt. To make the wings, I measured each child's "wingspan" from the base of the neck to the wrist. I cut a large piece of gray felt into a semi-circle with this radius. Then, I cut rows of feathers in white, cream, and gray felt by cutting each row into semicircles 4 inches across and overlapping each row by two inches. I used a hand-drawn feather template to cut feathers into each row. Circles of elastic secure the wings at the shoulders and wrist.

Owl: 

 Details:

Hat - Snow Day Hat from Peekaboo Pattern Shop* in Gray Fleece with added details in fleece and spare buttons
Wings - In felt. Made in a similar manner to the dove in orange, cream, brown, and yellow felt.


Mice (2 costumes): 



 Details:

Shirt - Jalie 2805 Girls T-shirt in Gray Cotton Lycra from Purple Seamstress with appliqued fleece
Pants- Lollipop Leggings from Peekaboo Pattern Shop* also in Gray Cotton Lycra
Hat - Snow Day Hat from Peekaboo Pattern Shop* in gray fleece and knit scraps





 Details:

Shirt- Jalie 2918 Boy's Tee Shirt in Gray cotton lycra with fleece applique
Pants- Essential Sweats from Peekaboo Pattern Shop* in gray fleece
Hat - Snow Day Hat from Peekaboo Pattern Shop* in gray fleece and knit scraps


And that's all! Which animal costume was your favorite?


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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Handmade Animal Costumes Part 2

If you saw my last post, you know that I have been hard at work making costumes for the Children's Christmas play at our church. This year, all of the children are animals. Last time, I shared the chicken, duck, and lamb costumes I made. Since I couldn't fit them all into one post, I have more to share. And be on the lookout for at least one more to come. :) 

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Cow:











 Details:

Shirt- Happy Feet Pajama Top from Peekaboo Pattern Shop* in Cow Print Minky from Hancock Fabrics, bands and cuffs in off-white cotton lycra from Purple Seamstress
Pants- Essential Sweats from Peekaboo Pattern Shop* also in Cow Print Minky
Hat - Snow Day Hat from Peekaboo Pattern Shop* in Cow Print Minky with added details in fleece and off-white cotton lycra



Donkey:



Shirt- Happy Feet Pajama Top from Peekaboo Pattern Shop* in Gray Fleece. details in knit scraps and faux fur, all upcylced from old costumes found in the church costume closet
Hat - Snow Day Hat from Peekaboo Pattern Shop* in Gray Fleece with added details in felt and faux fur



Goat:




Details:

Pants- Essential Sweats from Peekaboo Pattern Shop* also in White Fleece from Hancock fabrics
Hat - Snow Day Hat from Peekaboo Pattern Shop* in white fleece with added details in fleece and knit scraps
Also added a plain white shirt (store-bought, eek!)
We added hair bows and a tutu since the goat in this particular play is supposed to be girly and cute and she loves ribbons and bows. These were already available in the costume closet.


What do you think? Stay tuned for more animals next time!


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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Handmade Animal Costumes - Part 1

The holidays are fast approaching and not only does that mean lots of gifts and activities, it also seems to be the time for plays, performances, and programs. Both my kids are doing holiday programs with their schools and with church. And with plays comes costumes. I volunteered to make the costumes for the Children's Christmas Play at our church this year. It is quite a time commitment, but it was fun.

Costumes are fun to make because they stretch your creativity. I also enjoy making costumes because you can focus on the overall look and major design elements and not worry as much about fine details like perfect top-stitching or even hems.

For the play we did this year, all the children are going to be animals. I made ten different animals. They are going to be adorable! Here are the chicken, the duck, and the lamb. Stay tuned as I will be posting the rest soon.

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Chicken:




 Details:

Dress- Cocoon Dress from Heidi and Finn in White Sweatshirt Fleece with feather boa added
edit- I forgot to say that I also added sleeves in white cotton lycra using the Classic Sleeves from the Jocole mix and match series
Pants- Lollipop Leggings from Peekaboo Pattern Shop* in Yellow Cotton Lycra from Purple Seamstress
Hat - Snow Day Hat from Peekaboo Pattern Shop* in fleece with added details in felt




Duck:






Details:
Dress- Cocoon Dress from Heidi and Finn in Yellow Fleece with feather boa added
edit- I forgot to say that I also added sleeves in yellow cotton lycra using the Classic Sleeves from the Jocole mix and match series - altered to add the cuffs instead of hem
Pants- Lollipop Leggings from Peekaboo Pattern Shop* in Orange Cotton Lycra from Purple Seamstress
Hat - Snow Day Hat from Peekaboo Pattern Shop* in fleece with added details in felt



Lamb: 





Details:
Dress- Cocoon Dress from Heidi and Finn in White Sherpa Minky
Shirt - Jalie 2805 Girls T-shirt in Black Cotton Lycra from Purple Seamstress
Pants- Lollipop Leggings from Peekaboo Pattern Shop* in Black Cotton Lycra from Purple Seamstress
Hat - Snow Day Hat from Peekaboo Pattern Shop* in White Sherpa minky with black cotton lycra details
Also added ankle bands in white minky sherpa.



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