How about dress your son as a dinosaur and walk down the aisle to the theme song of Jurassic Park?
I kid you not, this is what happened at my client’s wedding (get me! client). My brief was to design and make the dinosaur costume. Quite frankly the most exciting brief I’ve ever had. I got to work right away.
I wanted it to be more of a stylish dinosaur inspired outfit, fit for a wedding. Rather than a costume that you might find at a fancy dress shop in bad quality fleece. I came up with a design that the bride instantly loved.
I found the perfect fabric, which looked just like dinosaur skin…
And this is what I made…
The top is very loosely based on the toddler jacket by Small Dream Factory. Small Dream Factory is probably THE BEST BLOG EVER for free baby and kids sewing patterns. Go check it out. I was tempted to keep it all to myself, but SHARING IS CARING.
I used See Kate Sew Triangle Pants pattern for the bottoms (the triangle pockets being a neat little detail representing dino spikes). Either the pattern comes up extremely small or the little 10 month old baby* the outfit was intended for must have been eating elephants for dinner to end up as a size 4.
The tortoise shell buttons were purposely chosen because they remind me of dinosaur toenails. Don’t you agree?
I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of making the dino outfit, so much so I started a new Pinterest board.
Killing two birds with one dinosaur
Halloween being just around the corner, I was delighted to be asked by Stephanie of Swoodson Says to be part of Halloween Hacks. I thought I could kill two birds with one dinosaur and cleverly incorporate my wedding brief in with the Halloween fun. Seamlessly I hope. (See what I did there?)
In the UK, if we dress up for Halloween, it’s usually a spooky costume or a black cat (yep, there’s always a black cat). That is if you are not a killjoy like me who turns off all the lights and pretends no one is home to avoid gangs of freaky dressed up kids, trick or treating at my door. But, I was informed by Stephanie that in the US pretty much anything goes. (Just incase you were wondering what a dinosaur has to do with halloween).
What is Halloween Hacks all about?
Well it’s pretty much making a Halloween costume using a pattern that was not actually intended to be a Halloween costume. So I can safely say “I did that”.
But also there is a scavenger hunt going on that you, yes you, can participate in and win prizes.
Somewhere within a September blog post on the participating blogs you can find the Halloween Hacks icon (shown above) for a chance to win one of three awesome sewing prize packs!
Three winners will be chosen randomly (their form completion verified) and emailed within 3 days of the hunt’s closure. All the info you need is in the Rafflecopter over on Swoodson Says.
*My nephew is modelling the dino costume in all the shots but this is the child the outfit was made for (just incase you thought I was joking).
**Permission was given to use the dinosaur illustration by Sergey Krasovskiy.