If you are also finding yourself with a bump turning into a baby this month, you may have noticed there is few and far between for newborn Halloween costumes. So you’ve got to get creative! I have a couple different idea’s in mind for Sawyers first Halloween. I’m actually writing this back before he has made his appearance. I was smart enough to plan ahead! Plus at this point I still have some time to do creative things!
I found this idea on pinterest. Surprise surprise. The original poster used gauze instead. But I made this last minute one afternoon and simply used an extra onesie I cut up. However you may find gauze to be a bit stiffer and therefore easier to work with. Mine was slipping and stretching all over the place!
Since I was using strips I had to pin them down a lot and stretch them in anticipation. The original used one long strip, and laced it back and forth and cut it after sewing. With gauze she was able to distress the fabric as well. But its your personal preference what you would like to use, I am just sharing options! But with both your going to want to pin first and then use a sewing machine to sew it. Not a fun task! Its hard to get the onesie into the sewing machine and through it. But its do-able, and that’s all that matters. Be patient. Then cut your ends off. You don’t need to be precise, as the uneven look plays to your mummy idea!
And your final step, add a pair of large googly eyes! Try and layer them underneath your strips a little bit for effect. I made this in about 30 minutes. So if you know a little one in need of a simple homemade costume, now you have a perfect idea! I know I am loving my little mummy today!