As you probably know, owls are on my mind a lot these days. :) Well, a few weeks back we received the Pottery Barn Kids catalog in the mail and a few pages in I saw this:
What? An OWL costume? How cute is that.... wait, it's $50?
For a toddler's costume? No way. I can TOTALLY do that
myself. SO I did!!!! And it turned out pretty cute....
what do you think?
To make it I used three different colors of fleece that I bought
at JoAnne's - tan, dark brown and ivory.I lined all the pieces
with a pink calico cotton fabric which is what you can see
under the cape and I attached some ribbon to the cape so that
it ties under her chin. I did use a pattern for the cape but
the hood portion of the pattern was wacked so I ended up tracing
the shape of a hood from a sweatshirt of R's and adapting it to
work for this costume... so two tries to get the hood right and
I'm not totally thrilled with it. You can totally see the center
seam on the inside of the hood so I think I might 're-line' it
with more of the floral fabric and maybe put some polyfill in
I adapted a pattern I had for a pillowcase dress to make the
owl's body... the difference is that it's lined with the pink
floral fabric and I stuffed it with polyfill to give it a cuddly
shape. It's a bit big - you can't see that I used a chip bag
clip to make it smaller in the back so I might need to perform
some alterations on it as well before the holiday.
Not bad for not really having a pattern though, right?
Maybe I am getting better at this whole 'sewing' thing!