Right now, Addison is madly in love with Jake and the Neverland Pirates; I’m talking mad love!!! A million times a day, she begs to watch “Jakie pretty please with a cherry on top” while batting her eyelashes and then she marches around the house singing the theme song. It is adorable! So she’s going to be Izzy from Jake and the Neverland Pirates for Halloween – I ordered the costume online. HOWEVER, in a twist of irony, her little buddy Easton is going to be a pirate for Halloween, too, and his mom nails me down in November of every year to commit to making the next year’s costume. I kind of like being needed like that, especially from one of my long-time besties. Addie got a real kick out of trying on this costume for me to test its pirate readiness. I made a little pirate beanie for Easton’s newborn baby brother (see it on the skull back there?), and we liked that so much, I whipped up Addie her own. She would also like a pirate costume the same as Easton’s, but PINK. She’s especially talented at growling “Arghhh” and swinging her crooked elbow. I die.
the patterns: same pants pattern as yesterday’s pj pants, shredding the legs made quick work of the hems. I used a vintage vest and sort of traced, redrew a new pattern.
the fabric: Thrifted striped knit for the pants and cap. For the vest, I used a faux hammered leather I picked up at Joann’s.
the sewing: I sewed the pants with the serger and finished the elastic waist off on the sewing machine – 10 minute job. The shirt required only scissors and pinking shears as I simply chopped up a never used turtleneck onesie. I stitched the vest and lining right sides together and then turned right side out, topstitching with gold thread to close the opening and add a little detail. Finished the armholes with black bias tape. This took a bit longer, but I’m itching to make a few more vests for the girls for everyday wear and I’m glad to have a working pattern now.
What kids clothes are you working on?? Feel free to link in the comments!