Hello from Spain!!! I am on the last leg of our 2 month long trip to the US with a week of Spain, and Istanbul mixed in at the end. The kids are with my mom in the US, so I unfortunately will be missing Halloween with them this year, BUT I did manage to make 3 Halloween costumes before I left! I decided against making one for myself after finding an adorable frog onesie that matched the animal theme we were going for. Get ready to hop into this cuteness of a onesie! You can check it out online.
Today I am starting with youngest to oldest, and showing the costume that I made for my nephew, Baby Charley. (Who by the way is far and beyond the most delicious baby ever!) Sarah and Scott (my sister and brother-in-law to anyone who is new) decided on a puppy for Charley, and the costume was really a breeze to make as well as a family affair!
I made it out of micro fleece, using a the same pattern that I used for his monkey outfit
it came from Burdastyle’s Criss Cross Onesie in the September issue. For Charley’s dog costume, I simply folded the front piece in half and made it have two shoulders on front, and a rounded neckline. I cut the front on the fold, and the back in 2 pieces so that I had a back seam to sew snaps into for the neck, and a seam to insert the puppy tail! 🙂
By the way, how great does my sister look? She just had a baby 7 weeks ago, by emergency c-section, and she looks like a MILLION bucks. Anyway 🙂 the tail was just a strip of fleece sewn into a tube that tapered at one end, and then was turned inside out and sewn into the bum seam. The legs and back snap shut with snaps I put in with snap pliers, it couldn’t have been any easier.
the neck has a fold over elastic around it for a dog collar, it’s not stretched at all, since we didn’t want it tight around Charley’s neck.
My mom used her etching tool to write Charley’s name into the little jewelry finding we were using as a dog tag. Sarah and I are both too left handed to be trusted with something like that, so we were glad my mom volunteered!