Just what would Ava be for Halloween?…. Oh decisions!
At first I was leaning towards creating a Jessie, from Toy Story 2 costume, but truly Buzz is Ava’s favorite character. If she had asked a Buzz costume of course would be permitted but since she is not quite at that stage I held out for something a little more girly! Laugh if you must.
Then in the mail my answer arrived… The Pottery Barn Kids Catalog! Ava stumbled upon a picture of a ladybug costume and began shouting, “Ava ladybug!” She tore the page from the catalog and slept with it for three days, a decision made easy! The costume featured however was a whopping $69! RIDICULOUS! So I made my own…
I created the pattern free hand and hand stitched all the felt pieces using embroidery thread. As for the tutu I used my own tutorial found here. I must admit however that the ladybug treat bag from Pottery Barn was too cute to pass up and a much harder project to recreate. I think well worth the $16 especially since Ava loves nothing more than carrying things everywhere it will get plenty of use.
- Black long sleeve t-shirt $3
Jo-Ann Fabrics: (with a %50 off one item coupon)
- 5 Yards red tulle
- 1 yard black tulle
- 2 yards black grosgrain ribbon
- 6 black felt squares
- red and black embroidery thread
- Black elastic
- black headband from the $1 bin
TOTAL COST $16… NOT bad if I do say so myself!
As always my little darling hardly cooperated with photos but you get the idea… doesn’t she make the cutest ladybug?