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Looking for a halloween costume pattern.

JennG | Posted in General Discussion on

I am a beginner sewer and I am looking for a halloween costume pattern for my 13 month old daughter.  I looked at the patterns in Joanns and there weren’t many to choose from.  Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas?


  1. damascusannie | | #1

    I was just looking in the McCalls and Simplicity pattern catalogs at Walmart the other day and they have quite a good selection, I thought. What sort of costume were you thinking of?

  2. Teaf5 | | #2

    There was a detailed discussion of costumes for babies on this forum last year; an advanced search will probably reveal all the good ideas. 

    Just as a general hint, most babies and young children don't particularly like complicated costumes.  It's usually easier to find a brightly colored onesie or sleeper and then make a simple, thematic hat to suggest a character.  For example, a bright green sleeper and a hat made of yellow & brown felt or fleece that looks like a sunflower.  Or a red sleeper and a felt hat of red with black spots like a ladybug.

    Butterick 4305 has adorable fleece hat/booties sets to make a pink puppy, a daisy, a purple cow, a monkey, and a ladybug.  Each takes less than 3/8 yard of fleece and are very simple.

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    ThreadKoe | | #3

    Most small children of that age are happy with something simple. A bumble bee sleeper and antennae headband. A onesie type costume with a hat or hood. If it is too complicated, they just take it off. Sometimes just a cute pumpkin hat is enough. Cathy

  4. MaryinColorado | | #4

    Everyone has had some great ideas here.  I agree, the simpler, the better.  Comfort is number 1, I think.  When my son was in preschool, he went to his Halloween party in a green hooded sweatsuit.  With stuffed triangles down his hood and back, he was the cutest little "monster" or "dinosaur", depending on his mood, ha ha.  Mary

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