Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Wednesday Sewing - Toddler Doctor Costume
Well, this year little c moved on from being a cowgirl and has decided to be a doctor for Halloween. This surprised no one, as she's been terrorizing - or performing checkups on according to her - the two cats ever since she got her doctor kit! If a doctor costume is on your to-do list, here's how I put little c's together.
I was able to use the same pattern as last year as one option is scrubs. And since I used pattern paper to copy the size I needed last year, I could just do the same this year with the new size. I used a light blue cotton fabric and left the pockets off. The pattern went together really easily.
With the lab coat, I had a decision - do I make it or buy it? An internet check found a very nice child-sized one for about $18.00 at scrubshopper.com. Since the rest of the costume was so inexpensive, I gave myself a break on all that tailoring and button hole making and went with the pre-made one! It's gorgeous - well worth the money.
I was originally thinking of putting little c's name on the pocket with either embroidery or a heat transfer design, but found Avery's plastic name badges and went with that.
I ended up printing her two name badges - one for when she's a cat vet and another for when she switches to people! I found the images on Google and then added her name in - I've found that PowerPoint is easy to do this in.
The name tag added just the right touch!
Happy Creating! Deborah