If you follow me on instagram, you probably have seen that I have been frantically putting together the last minute details of my kids costumes, staying up way too late working into the wee hours with Josh! Can I just say that I am so blessed to have a husband who will help me on all of my crazy crafty adventures!
We had a costume party last Friday that kicked my butt into gear and got my costume making factory going. I had one main goal for this year’s costumes…okay two. 1. Finish on time and 2. I wanted the costumes to be wearable, as more than just a costume.
Bubba requested to be a ninja this year. This would be crazy easy to make the outfit wearable! For the pants, I used Dana’s shorts pattern, and just extended the legs to make them pants. I used the exact same alterations to the waist as I did here for Sweet Pea’s shorts, making these out of black knit fabric.
The top, I was oh so fortunate to win Sarah’s Bimaa pattern from Suz, who hosted a giveaway! I knew this would make a perfect ninja top. I sewed the hooded version in a size six. That was the first round. When I handed it off to Bubba, he said, “ninjas should only have their eyes showing. I want my hood to come down lower and my nose and mouth covered.”
Back to the machine I headed. Just a few tweaks were needed. I took the hood in 3/4 of an inch on either side of the center hood piece, tightening it up, which brought it down to where Bubba wanted it on his forehead. I then just took a scrap of the black knit fabric and sewed it onto the front of the hood.
This costume was easy….done in a few hours! It definitely passed both requirements, finished on time and wearable. Bubba wore these pants this weekend out and about and I love them. I might have to figure out how to make some black knit pants for me this winter!