Mina's Halloween costume is moving right along. I posted some pictures on Facebook of the costume and of Mina's second costume fitting. Here is my process of making a little costume.
I made a tiny sketch of the finished costume. I think this is really helpful because sometimes it is really hard to keep a handle on the final product. I usually make a few notes of how long certain measurements are or other logistical things.
After that I draft a pattern based on the costume piece. Here is a picture of the skirt pattern piece traced on to the interfacing fused to the gold fabric. The fabric wasn't very sturdy so I added a layer of interfacing for integrity without making it uncomfortable for Mina. Even though it is a robot costume it is still a baby's costume.
All of the triangular skirt pieces came together to form the skirt. I'm glad I always understood fractions in school because I use them a lot!
Mina's first costume fitting!
This was a shot of the costume around the time of the fitting. I was trying to figure out if the spacing for the pom poms would effectively mimic the hemispheres on the Dalek. I think it worked even though the color is a little jarring. I remedied that with a few layers of gold spray paint.
After I sprayed the pom poms I hot glued them on to the skirt. I only burned my fingers a little bit.
And another fitting! Sorry the picture is blurry. 2 month old babies don't have the best leg control. Or anything control.
All that is left is the hat and a few last embellishments on the onesie. It's going to be great!