So, I got almost zero useable shots in my quick barely dawn photo shoot with the kids. I was just snapping away for about 3 minutes and not even checking to see if anything I was getting looked ok. It’s ok though, since I want to do “real” photos of the kids in their matching halloween costumes when a cane umbrella arrives in the mail.
Lost and Found inspired Halloween costumes
Violet decided she wanted to be the Penguin from the Oliver Jeffers book Lost and Found, and Hawthorne could be the “Boy”. So cute. So much better than making Frozen costumes.
Violet’s beak needs to be interfaced or something to make it stand up more stiffly. I quilted a layer of french terry in there but it’s just not enough. The hood I sewed on is oversized because I thought it would be cute, but it makes everything hang over her face. Oops. Other than that, I like how the coat came out! It’s super cozy too.
Pattern is the 5&10 designs volume 2 but with modifications. I added the beak, sized up the hood, added a quilted tummy patch, and lowered the back hem down to a bit of a point to mimic a pengin’s body. The belly is two layers of french terry that I quilted and sewed on.
Fabric is primo plaids flannel from fabric.com, and white french terry from there too.
The Boy’s fabric all came from fabric.com too. Red and white stripe is Riley Blake jersey. I made the iceberg applique with some of the white french terry from Violet’s coat, and then used fabric paint to add the blue and black.
Pattern is the Flashback Skinny Tee
The pants were made with Kaufman stretch denim, which I ordered too little of and had to improvise with. As it turns out, the 18 month size is really long on my little 15 month old, and they’re double cuffed, so I didn’t need to sew on extra fabric to the bottom of the pants leg pieces to make them long enough. But these jeans are freaking adorable and will last forever now since they’re so long.
I used some of the french terry as the waistband since I didn’t have any denim left for it. I like it. Nice and soft on my little guy too. Also, two yards of french terry goes a long way. That bolt is wide. The denim was not!
Pattern is the Small Fry Skinny Jeans
I’ve made enough versions of the FB skinny tee and the SF skinny jeans (my kids must all be skinny) that they are truly great pattern buys!
I added the first line of the book to his pocket. I have no idea how to do free motion quilting, so I just did my best. Lol.
Despite the problems, I like it a lot. you can see on his cuff where I had to block on extra fabric to the bottom to make the pattern pieces long enough. I skinnied the legs down a bit to suit my taste, and think I could have even gone skinnier. The denim has a good amount of stretch.
The Boy and his Penguin sure do love each other!
I hope I can get really great photos of these two in their costumes, with props. They look so cute together! I’ll enjoy seeing these handmades in their wardrobes over and over.