I thought I’d take a break from stretch pants pattern and alteration posts to show you what I threw together over the weekend. My niece and nephew all but share a birthdate, so my SIL throws one big party for them- usually themed. Last year, I made Lila a leopard-print coat dress for the Jungle party. (I have this crazy idea that I don’t like little kiddie jumpsuity animal-ly type costumes. I like costumes to be semi-wearable garments.) This year, they were all about dinosaurs.
Hmm. I had no idea what to do for the costume, so I procrastinated. On Friday, Stephen told me the party was that weekend, not the following weekend as we’d thought. Awesome! Luckily, I found a cute (and very very quick) tutorial for a dinosaur hoodie from DIYing to be Domestic. It’s a new-to-me blog, but I love what she does! Her hoodie is a little different from mine and she does a great job of showing you how to make it, so skip on over and check it out for instructions.
This hoodie uses felt diamonds and a pre-made hoodie. I can’t believe I had to go to four stores before I found a kinda-sorta plain one! It’s nice and plushy, and has some cutie girlie details. Lila wanted a pink hoodie with green spikes. Ok, kid.
I took some photos today while we were out and about. I said to Lila “Let’s go to the library today, Mommy needs another Fandorin novel and you can get a new book, too.”
“Ok. Can we get sushi and go to the park?”
“Sure.” (Sushi is really cheap here. Ridiculously. It’s good, too.)
“I can wear my new hoodie!”
I had originally planned to remove the spikes after the party, but she loves her little hoodie so much I’ll leave them. We have such good fun on these afternoons out, thanks for letting me share!
Do you ever make kiddie costumes? What’s your favorite? Do you kinda want a dino-hoodie now? (I do…)
I woke up this morning to nearly 80 new data points waiting in my inbox for the waist to hip ratio project I’m working on and they’ve been rolling in all day! If you have a minute, I’d really appreciate it if you’d contribute your own measurements, too. Once I have a nice large set, I’ll play with the numbers and write all about it!