Wednesday, October 14, 2015
our little lamb
This post is definitely about a handmade Halloween costume.
It is not an indulgent excuse to photo bomb this blog with images of Eleni.
Our little lamb is ready for festivities in a mama made costume, free patterns from Purl. I lengthened the original jumpsuit paper pattern pieces by 2" to fit her 14.5 lb, 26" long self. It's a bit roomy still, so she'll get to wear it in cold weather to come.
Fabrics are Michael Miller sherpa and Birch Organics shell knit for lining, such the perfect shade of neutral pink. Love. Eleni is wearing the 0-3 lamb bonnet, which probably fits a typical baby's 3-month head. The hat is too generous for newborn, so plan to bring it in if your little one is truly new.
Today we leave for Chicago, and I'll be taking along this jumpsuit to keep baby warm on brisk mornings. Baby is not 100% well yet, but we hope, we think she is well enough for therapy. We'll just have to take each day as it comes.
Anyone else have costumes in the works? This is actually the first I've made. Grandma makes costumes for my big kids every year! I pinned this lamb costume for baby last fall and almost talked myself out of bothering, but I'm glad I went for it. It was easy and that bonnet is just too cute!