Monday, October 18, 2010

Little Pisces....

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. When I was little my Mom always handmade all of my costumes and it's really important to me to make all of Sydney's too. This is her costume from last year. Obviously, she's a mermaid! I have a slight obsession with mermaids and since she is a Pisces, I thought it would be perfect for her 1st Halloween.

The top is a onesie that I cut purple shells out of felt and hand stitched them on.

For the tail, I cut a template out of a large piece of dark green felt. I then hand cut out all of the tiny scallops from various shades of blue, green and white felt. I used a heavier sparkly green felt for the bottom of the tail. I then glued all of the scallops on the template in a varying pattern. Instead of making the tail go all the way around (since she couldn't walk then), I just used a strip of Velcro to attach the tail to a pair of green shorts. (I had to use shorts since it was still in the 90's in October last year!) That way she could still move her legs around and it was easy to get on and off.

Lastly, I cut a star out of white and purple felt and glued them to a hair-clip.

I am in the process of making her costume for this year. It's from one of my favorite movies (that was a book first) and I was enamored with this character all of my childhood. I'll give you a few hints: braids, gingham, ruby red.


  1. that is so adorable... can't wait to see your dorothy??

  2. That is the cutest costume ever! I think it's awesome that you make all of her costumes. I wish I was that creative. I can't wait to see this years.

  3. Oh, Sara, this costume is just darling! I love it! =) Well done, you!

  4. Thanks ladies and yes she is going to be Dorothy!