One of my closest girlfriends doesn’t have the slightest interest in “DIY,” but she LOVES Halloween and appreciates a handmade costume for her little boy, Easton. This means that at least once a year, I get to try my hand at “boy” stuff! This year, Mickey Mouse was in order for this cutie. Easton wore his favorite mouse ears, a store-bought white collared shirt and a pair of Addie’s black leggings along with the sewn pieces.
- I used Burda 9671 for the jacket. I had a really hard time following the pattern instructions and ultimately abandoned them altogether, but the jacket turned out fine in the end (good for a costume, not so much for church).
- I used this tutorial for the bow tie. I used fleece to line it because I wanted it to have a nice puffy costume feel. The tutorial was a cinch to follow, I’d highly recommend it.
- I started with this tutorial for the suspenders, but made both straps connect at the center back with just one suspender clip. Another great tutorial.
- For the shorts, I just followed a simple shorts pattern and then used fusible, double-sided interfacing to add two white ovals on the front. So cute!!
- I also made some little yellow booties to slip over Easton’s shoes; I think the booties totally pull the whole look together.
Isn’t he the cutest thing? I’m so blessed to have my girls grow up alongside the children of my closest friends!