My kid's have really brought out the best in me. I never touched a sewing machine in my life! Until one day I picked one up off facebook market place. Since then I'm hand making everything!
This year I made both my kid's costumes! Halloween is right around the corner! Here is a simple Puppy dog costume!
My 5 month old is a being a Dalmatian puppy & my 2 year old is a firefighter. Most of these items for the puppy costume I had laying around the house.
What you need:
First off I got on google and googled puppy dog ear template. I printed it out and cut along the lines. I traced the pattern on both black & white felt. Then I used my hot glue gun and glued them together. Next I made small and large spots using the black felt and once again glued them down. I then glued the ears onto my nylon band.
I make bows on my Etsy store, so you could make a red bow or buy one. Then attach it to the center on your nylon band.
Next is the onesie. I had a plain white onesie laying around the house so I used that. I cut out small and large spots on black felt and glued then to the onesie.
Next is the tulle skirt. I cut elastic to fit my little girl and then quickly ran it through the sewing machine. You can also free hand sew it if you don't have a sewing machine or use crochet elastic where no sewing is involved. I then cut out all my tulle to the length I wanted. Make sure you double the length because you fold it in half to attach it. Next fold your tulle in half and attach it to your elastic. Keep going until you reach the beginning. I found a small red piece of tulle and made a small bow and attached it to the skirt.
Finally the leg warmers. So i cheated. I bought these on amazon. I had high hope's to make these from scratch but I ended up just purchasing them.
And there you have it! a simple puppy dog costume!
Momma of 2