I can’t believe that it’s the month of Halloween. That’s just crazy to me! Well, let’s start it off right with a fun Halloween costume tutorial! If you’ve been following me for awhile, y’all know that I secretly have a talent — I can sew. For those that have been around a LONG time…know that at one point I even had a little Etsy shop. Ha! Anyways, now that we’ve taken a little trip down memory lane… I’m so excited to show y’all this costume tutorial. Mainly because Blake looks frIggin’ ADORABLE in it, but also because it’s super easy and cheap!
You can get a majority of the products at your local True Value or True Value online. I’ve made it easy and put together a no sew tutorial, HOWEVER, I give y’all a couple of options for it because well — whichever one you choose will be dependent on your skill set, how wiggly of a toddler you have and way you have time for. Oh and the costume, PEBBLES!!
So let’s do this, here’s what you’re going to need:
- Lime green fabric, depending on your little one’s age/size. Blake is in a 2T, I got a yard and a half of fabric and had PLENTY.
- Black felt
- Dog bone (from True Value)
- String (from True Value)
- Velcro (True Value), hot glue or thread (depending on what method you go with)
*** I would recommend sewing if you know how and have a babe on the move. If you’re making this for a little one under 6 months, Velcro is best so you can easily throw it on them. If you don’t know how to sew and are making it for a babe 6 months or older, hot glue goes a long way! 😉
Here are the steps (and I’ve got a video below for you as well):
- Measure your little one’s waist, so right under their belly button. Then measure their chest, shoulder to shoulder and chin to the length you want it. This will tell you where you’re going to cut on your fabric. Add 2″ onto what you actually measured on the chest and waist measurements.
- Start with the fabric folded in half (the folded part will be the top, where it goes over her shoulders).
- Use your measurements to create a guide, I suggest starting with the length. Mark it off, then mark her waist measurements on the fabric and her chest (don’t forget to add 2″ to these). Once those are done, continue with the shoulders as shown in the video, using your proper measurements. *Note – these don’t need to be perfect, remember Pebble herself has a little bit of a “messy” look, so it should fray a little and be somewhat mismatch.
- Next cut the edge of the dress in a free hand zig zag.
- Once everything is cut, this is where your method of choice comes in for completing the dress part. You will either, use the True Value velcro, hot glue or sew the edges of the dress. Remember — go inside out so that it doesn’t show. I’ve shown you the Velcro method above in the video.
- Once the dress is closed, add the black spots– I like the look of triangles so that’s what shape I went with. Again, the messier and carefree – the better! Place those randomly on the dress. You can sew them, but realistically (and time saving) hot glue or Velcro works great for them.
- Now that the dress is complete. It’s time to work on the bone for their hair! This is the easy part and I just used dog bones from True Value. Tie the clear string around the bone in a tight knot, then loop through your little one’s pony tail! It’s as easy as that.
- All done! Now throw it on your little and take all the pictures. 😉
Now, run to True Value or hit up their online store, stock up on the items you need and I want to see all your cute Pebbles costumes!!!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of True Value. The opinions and text are all mine.