My little baby girl is very mobile, but in a funny army-crawl type of way. One day we tossed a pillow to her (she thinks pillows are the most hilarious toy ever) and it landed on her back. As she tried to scoot away from it, I thought how cute she looked, and how very like a little turtle she looked too. That’s why I decided to make her a little turtle costume!
This was SO SIMPLE and fast to make. Basically, I cut two large ovals out of one green color fleece, and added dark green fleece turtle shell pieces to one of the ovals, and a piece that was shaped like a bathing suit and shoulder tabs to the other. I just top-stitched the shell pieces, and sewed only the sides and the crotch of the little bathing suit piece so she could slip into it really easily. Once the pieces were top-stitched, I sewed the ovals right sides together leaving a hole for turning, turned it right side out, stuffed a bit of stuffing in it (not a ton, just enough to make it poofy and slightly rounded) and hand-stitched the hole closed. I think it took me 30 minutes.
After I tried it on her, I put velcro on the tab pieces and the top part of the little green suit piece so it would stay on. The hat was just using the same method as my fabric pumpkins or fleece farm animals, but I made the ball shape a little wider at the middle and cut them in half before sewing 4 of those halves together. I just used extra fleece for the bottom band.
I probably should have put chin straps on the hat (and I still might) because it was staying on for only 20 seconds at a time before this little girl would pull it right off. My kids have NEVER been fans of things on their heads until they are about 2 1/2, unfortunately- there goes the option for cute hair bows on babies.
Happy First Halloween, baby A! With that silly little tongue out all the time!!
Are your costumes done? I need to finish Strawberry Shortcake’s hat and I’ll be FINISHED!
Except for laundry. Purple Plum had an accident in her costume yesterday.
A mother’s work never ends ;)