Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Ladybug Halloween Costumes

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This was my first sewing project ever.
Two years ago, I decided to get brave and finally put the sewing machine, that my hubby gave to me years ago for my birthday, to use.

I bought some fabric and decided I couldn't go to wrong with something that would only be worn one night. I just made up the pattern as I went, and my girls LOVED their costumes. I made them large enough, so even now it's 2 years later, they can still wear them. Unfortunately, they don't want to be cute ladybugs anymore, but witches...

(And no, I'm not making them witch costumes, but last year I bought a few costumes at Target when they were 75% off as dress up clothes, so they will be using these...)

Basically these are just like a skirt with elastic on top AND bottom, and also part of the sides not sewn together, to leave room for armholes. I lined the fabric, because it was pretty thin. Hardest thing for me was to zigzag around the dots, because I wasn't good at sewing curves. (Still not my favorite thing to do!) We paired it with black hooded sweaters and black tights and were good to go!

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Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

What cute costumes! Last year my little girl was a ladybug.
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baby gifts said...

Cute costume! I wonder if I can also finish that kind of crafts for my little two-months-old daughter.