The Little has been very interested in pirates and ships lately and has requested to be a pirate for Halloween. I’m still not sure he completely understands what Halloween is, but he keeps saying he’s getting ready for the Halloween party. With him being 3, I wanted to include him in this big day.
I asked the Little what he wants to dress as for Halloween, and he has continually said a pirate. We’ve looked at pirate images online to get ideas of what to wear, but ultimately he said he needed “red pirate pants and a white pirate shirt… with a big pirate sword.”
So far, I’m pretty practical with my makes and make sure to sew what we’ll wear more than once, unless it’s a special occasion. So, I wanted one, if not both items, to be able to be worn again. I began searching Ellie and Mac’s website for ideas.
I knew I wanted slim fitting knit pants, and found the Fly Pants. I didn’t want the pocket for these, and found that these pants can be made without, making super quick slim fitting pants! They were perfect for the Little’s “red pirate pants”. I used some Cotton Lycra I had on hand.
Next, I wasn’t sure what to do for a top. I began looking at pirate images online, and decided on a top that laced up. I searched through the kid’s shirt patterns and landed on the Pocket Henley Top. I knew I’d just need to swap out the buttons for grommets and I’d achieve the look I’d want. I wanted a fabric with lots of drape so chose to use Rayon Spandex from Phee Fabrics.
The placket was a bit thick for the grommets I had, so I had to be extra careful when placing them on the shirt. Another thing I did was to take the extra step to add wonder tape to the edges of the pocket–this was amazing and I cannot believe I hadn’t done this before! I often find myself thinking, “I bet this would be easier if I used wonder tape”… and then never do. Game changer!
The sash I used is mine from my South Shore Romper that I wrote about here. It’s a bit long, but works when wrapped twice! The telescope is a kaleidoscope from my aunt and uncle and the treasure chest filled with pirate booty was a birthday gift from my partner’s grandparents! The hat… was a $1 find from our local grocery store. It may or may not be for dogs with holes for ears. 🙂 I had everything on hand so the only thing purchased was the hat! Although, I’m sure we’ll give in and buy him a pirate sword at the local Halloween shop once we get closer to the big day.
As always, let me know if you have any questions or comments! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
*Some of the links above may be affiliate links, which means I earn a small commission off your purchase. There is no additional cost to you! Some posts may contain patterns and fabrics I received for free or at a discount in exchange of my honest opinion. Thank you for supporting Luna & Laika!*