Project: Shrimp Sushi Halloween costume
For: My one-month old to wear to a Halloween party
Pattern: I found the shrimp sushi outfit on Etsy and planned on copying it, but then found a tutorial on the Martha Stewart website.
Materials: A onesie and fleece remnants. Pattern asks for felt, but I like washable things, so I used fleece. The pattern uses Heat’nBond, but I sewed everything onto the onesie. I had all the materials in stock, so I didn’t even need to go to JoAnns, yay!
I used a 0-3months onesie, although she still wears newborn size. I took out 3 inches of width (yay for serging), but it’s still way too big. Look at the ridiculous difference in width between newborn size (green) and 0-3 months (white). These are even the same brand. Ugh, how is that every gonna fit a tall ‘skinny’ baby? I foresee a lot of sewing in my future.
Time: With a newborn time is a luxury. I started this costume yesterday (party was today) and she napped for 3 hours, so I was able to pretty much start and finish it. I wanted to add the sushi grass this morning, but she didn’t give me the chance (that’s ok :)).
Tradition: I hope to start a tradition and sew my baby a Halloween costume every year :).