This costume was the one I had no idea how I was going to pull off. I was going to buy the baby pumpkin sewing pattern, but I looked at it and was like, "Yeah, I could pull that off myself." Wrong.... As soon as I started cutting the fabric I'm like, "What did I get myself into??"
Wiki, How to Sew a Sphere exactly how to do it.
And it was too small...
That's one reason why I don't like sewing so much because I always feel like I mess up so much! So after I was done mourning over the 4 hours I had completely lost, I made the second one which turned out the be the perfect size! Hey, I guess practice makes perfect, but I just call it luck.
Down the back seam from one of the sphere pieces, I unpicked it down halfway so I could have an opening so she could get in and out. I used velcro as fasteners.
After the body was finished I used a onesie to figure out how big and far apart to make the leg holes. Then my husband helped shimmy her into it so I could see where I needed to cut holes for the arms.
This is made out of fleece, by the way, so there was no need to stitch around where I cut to prevent fraying, so that saved a lot of time.
After everything was sewn I filled the body with cotton filler. I tacked it on so it would stay in place where the seams are so it wouldn't pucker in odd places.
For the arms and legs I had her wear a onesie and leggings.
Da. Da. Da. Duh-da-duh. Duh-da-duh.
DA! DA! DA! DA-da-da, duh-da-duh!
When I took this picture I said, "Lets see those nails!" And she posed them like this herself. Such a little fashionista.
For the light saber, I painted an empty wrapping paper tube. I Googled "Darth Vader's light saber" to see what type of style the handle was because believe it or not, the handles are different!
And that's it! I love how girls are starting to dress up like super heroes and such, but still have a feminine touch to them. (Like those giant tu-tu costumes. That's what I'm thinking of.)
If you use these ideas for Halloween I would love to see them! Just #designsbytiffanyco or @designsbytiffanyco so I can see and share them.