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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