Friday, October 8, 2010

Happy Halloween...

I've never been all that excited about Halloween to be perfectly honest. I love Fall and all of the things that go with it, but actual Halloween day has just not been one of my favorite holidays. I think that's about to change though. No lie, since Addison was born, I've been pondering what he'd be for his very first Halloween. Who doesn't love to see babies all snuggled up in the cutest little outfits! And when he gets older, how fun will it be to see him get excited about his costume, and get all crazy on sugar ;)

So I've been in this dilemma (if it's really a dilemma, ha) the last couple months of what he should be. Should I make a costume? Should I just buy one? After all, he will only be wearing this costume a handful of times, if that...ha. But after thinking about it, my crafty side took over, and the decision was made to make one. And after reading "The Cat in the Hat" for the 500th time :) I just knew that Thing 1 was the perfect thing to be...hehe.


Surely, this costume would be super easy! There isn't much to Thing 1. I really believe it could have been, but after searching high and low for red footie pajamas, I couldn't find anything, and started to get a bit disappointed. I really had my heart set on Thing 1! You'd think with the holidays being not too far away, I could find some cute red, footie pjs, but no. So with a little trepidation, I decided to take a stab and make the jammies myself. For the most part, I followed the pattern, but things got a little hairy at the end...so I just made it up. (Note to self: Go take a proper sewing class.) I must say though, for never having sewn with jersey knit before, I think it turned out pretty good!

The easiest part was the applique on the front. It was a total breeze. I cut the black letters out of felt and used Heat Bond to attach them to the white felt circle. Attach to the jammies, and voila! Seriously, SO easy!

The hat took a little trial and error to figure out. I found the perfect blue soft hairy yarn at Joann Fabrics...I just needed to figure out how to make a hat that would look like hair! What I ended up doing was knitting a hat, and then crocheting the little bumps onto the hat, to make it look like a wig. The whole thing is just so soft and comfy. If I didn't look absolutely ridiculous, I'd probably make one myself. And what's even better...I don't have to put straps on the thing to keep it on Addison's head, cause he truly doesn't seem to mind it! That is one of the things I LOVE about this costume! It's actually comfy for the little guy to wear, so there's no feeling restricted and uncomfortable, which always makes for a crabby pants baby. Instead we have a sweet comfy baby boy, happy to show off his accentuated cuteness as Thing 1

So that's that! I feel like this costume should have been easier then it ended up being, but in the end the effort was 100% worth it.

What will your little munchkins be dressing up as?

21 comments:

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traceryinteriors said...

This is precious! My mother actually read that book to my sister & I so many times she still has it memorized. I catch her reciting it to my nieces & nephews now. Great job on the Halloween costume!!
-Bess

Sandra said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

kristenisnotailing said...

This is amazing!!!!!

daisykate said...

ummmmmmmm, i am consistently amazed at your talented self and LOVE Addison so so much - I can not WAIT to hold him while he is wearing his precious costume!!

morganplex said...

AWWW!!! He's SO cute!! I wish Boone could be Thing 2. Hahaha!

Doody Mac said...

HAHAHAHA! I am DYING. He is such a doll! It's perfect!

mrs. prevost said...

jill!!! so cute!!! you need to send this ohdeedoh they are putting up homemade halloween costume

seriously can not take this!!

The Farrar's said...

ONCE AGAIN, YOU AMAZE ME! Where in the world you find the time to complete these things is beyond me! This is SOOOOOOOO cute! My mom just brought over my stack of Dr. Suess books and we too have started reading them! LOVE DR SEUSS! Precious outfit! You win the award for mother of the year! :)

Chelsea said...

this is really stinking cute and hilarious.

Laura said...

Oh my GOODNESS, how precious!

Amy said...

I have a friend that had twin girls last summer and they were Thing 1 and Thing 2 for Halloween last year! It's such a cute idea for babies!

Erin said...

a close friend and i both have babies due at the end of february ... and they are totally going to be thing 1 and thing 2 for halloween next year!

o said...

Can you make me one of these?
baraleigh@gmail.com

Please let me know thanks!

diber said...

This is adorable! I came here from ohdeedoh. (My two were The Man with Yellow Hat and Curious George from the same post. <3)

I love your blog. :)

My two are going to be Thing 1 and the Cat in the hat this year, and I've been trying to figure out what to do about Thing's hair. I haven't knitted a hat before, but I can do basic knitting. I may just try to find a plain hat and sew the yarn onto that.
I LOVE how your Thing 1 costume turned out, though. :D

pinktsoufa said...

jill! i am obsessed with your blog and your knitting/creating talent! addison is so adorable :)

pinktsoufa said...

oh! this is jen tsou by the way...(russ' high school friend!)

A Merry Mishap said...

Adorable!
We're thinking of Jean-Luc Picard, our little guy still has small bits
of blonde fuzz so it seems fitting. I've just got to find a clever way to make his outfit.

Colleen said...

OH. MY. GOSH. I don't know what to say. I just wanna cuddle him, but he looks way too sneaky here!!!

Kimber Ozols said...

Would you consider making another one to sell? :) I would love to have this costume for my son's 1st birthday! E-mail me! blondecalicuti@yahoo.com

lynn said...

Adorable!