I don’t know any unicorn stories. Do they grant wishes or what? Anyway, my granddaughter mentioned wanting one this summer, so I’m making one for her birthday. I thought I had sworn off making any more stuffed animals, but this … Continue reading One Pink Unicorn
The triangle scarf from McCall’s Costume pattern 4952 is shown as both a hip scarf and a head scarf. I think the hip scarf would be too fussy and uncomfortable on a 3+ year old—especially as I’m remembering that superhero … Continue reading Pirate Costume: Scarf/Hat
I’m using McCall’s Costume pattern 4952 for the shirt, with a few changes: I’m not putting a cumbersome cuff on the sleeve. I had thought about putting the same sawtooth edge on the sleeves as I put on the pants, … Continue reading Pirate Costume: The Shirt
I’m using McCall’s Costume pattern 4952, making changes to the pieces I’m using to get the pirate effect I think my granddaughter will enjoy. The pattern has a long vest with a sash, but I think that would be bothersome … Continue reading Pirate Costume: The Vest
I’m making a pirate costume for my granddaughter for Halloween this year, and it requires a lot more pieces than last year’s superhero costume, so I’m piecing out the blog posts, one by one. Today, the scarf and pants.
The scarf is really just a big triangle with a narrow hem, so not much to say about that. I suspect it will be worn as a head scarf, but it could be worn at the hip, as well.
I’m using McCall’s Costumes pattern 4952, which comes in both adult and kid sizes, but making variations to the pattern to suit my own purposes. For the pants
- I’m changing the elastic waistband casing to an exposed elastic waistband, which also eliminates the need for the wide lace-up belt. I’m thinking a 3 year old would be fidgeting and fussing with that belt.
- I’m cutting off the pant legs to mid-calf height and making a sawtooth border that looks a little more pirate-like.