“Owl” Costume

Over the last two months or so I have fallen into a routine with the kids. The house is cleaned, dinner is made on time (usually), I have gotten to brush my hair/teeth and take a shower more often than not…

Yep, I have been feeling pretty pulled together.

So what do I go and do while on this domestic goddess high? I decide that it would be a glorious idea to make the kids Halloween costumes this year.

Okay, here is the small snafu in that plan – I can’t sew.

What’s that you say? Not being able to sew is no big deal? There are adorable no sew options when it comes to costuming your child?

Well, you are correct; however, I am hell bent on Emma being an owl and an owl costume requires sewing. So now we are back to my original issue – I can’t sew.

The whole time I was making the owl costume I was lamenting (rather loudly) to my husband what a big mistake this was.  I ordered him to shoot me if I ever wanted to make costumes again. He, being the great husband he is, cheered me on from the side lines and encouraged me by telling me I am more critical than I should be.

Two weeks after starting the project I finally completed it. It doesn’t look too bad I suppose. I mean, you can tell she is an owl and if you have a few beers and squint it actually looks decent. We’ll just say it’s a nod to Picasso and any flaws are henceforth artistic liberties, and therefore are supposed to be there.;)



Just because I think she is cute:

Half-assed how to :

I measured Em’s arms from shoulder to wrist and cut out 2 tear drop shapes for the wings.

I then cut out several smaller tear drop shapes in different colored fabrics and sewed them on for the feathers.

I cut out a smock shape for the front and back and sewed it at the shoulders.

For the chest I cut several scalloped strips of fabric and sewed them on.

I then attatced two ribbons to tie it on her.

Hat instructions found here.


Kim - October 17, 2011 - 4:01 pm

Shut up! Obviously you can sew because this is awesome, seriously, the cutest owl costume I have seen!!

pam - October 17, 2011 - 4:38 pm

Holy cow, that is a cute owl! Great costume.

Lisa - March 16, 2012 - 11:22 am

This costume is adorable and so is your daughter! She is very photogenic. She could be a baby model!

Rebecca - March 16, 2012 - 5:39 pm

Thank you so much!

Happy Halloween!! | ThemKnits - October 31, 2012 - 11:46 am

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