In keeping with our "under the sea" theme this year... Clyde will be fashioning an Octopus Costume :)
Trying to get a crawling nine month old to sit still for an octopus photo shoot isn't the easiest of tasks... but we got a few pictures. Just like his brother's, I made sure his costume is comfortable because my boys will rip clothes off if they don't like them.
This is what I started with...
-light blue onesie with a truck on it
-XL men's blue shirt on clearance
My main problem was that all of the blues were a different shade so I tie-dyed all of them along with Poseidon's pillow case. Also, I tried to seam rip that embroidered car which almost resulted in a major fail... saved it by adding felt octopus eyes.
For the "octopus leg belt", I created a sock shape and cut out 12 halves from the XL men's shirt. Then I sewed them together but left the tops open. I stuffed the legs and made "bias tape" (not actually on the bias- just from the tshirt scraps). To close the legs, I sandwiched them into the bias tape. The whole belt has a Velcro closure.
Lastly, I kind of cheated and fabric glued felt "o's" for the suckers to the back of the legs... I mean after cutting 35 "o's" out I wasn't abut to hand sew them on... Halloween is one day people.
and this pretty much sums up how he felt about this little photo shoot... bye mom.
Hi I'm Taylor - mom to two amazing boys and wife to one. I love sewing, family time, paper crafting, collecting vintage sheets, Mexican Food & Margaritas, photography, floral fabric, brights colors, rearranging, painting and cooking. Sit down and stay a while.