Tuesday, October 30, 2012

My Baby Bumble Bee and 4 Months Old!

 I am so happy right now! I finished my very last costume for this year!! This costume is very special not just because it's the last one on my list but because it's the only costume that I picked out for my any of my kiddos. {Oh the joys of having older kids. ;)  } It's also baby C's first halloween. 
To warn you there a quite a few photos. Let's face it when it comes to our kids we can never take too many photos of them!
 For Prince C's costume I was planning on making a very simple owl costume this year but one night as I was sleeping I dreamed of this very little baby bumble bee. When I woke up I knew it was perfect for my baby for his very first halloween!
 I used the John & Suazzne's bubble pattern for the main part of his costume. I have used this pattern before for his newborn summer clothes. I love the pattern and it's wonderful cute!
I made 9 month size, boy has little boy grown! I cut yellow and grey fabric strips in 1 1/2" width then sewn them all together using a 1/4" seam allowance. I then cut the pattern out. The only real changes that I made to the bubble pattern was to leave the peter pan collar off and replace it with a simple bias collar. I waned it look more like a bee and less of a dress outfit. Well I also added wings and a little stinger to it too. :)
 His bee hat was from The Oliver + S sewing book Little Things to Sew. It the little lamb hat with little antennas instead. I made yoyo's for teh ends stuffed with pompoms to keep a nice round shape and there is pipe cleaners int the center of the bias to keep them up in the air. The hat took me about an hour total of sewing time so not bad at all.
 On top of halloween being tomorrow it's also prince C's 4 months "birthday" today! I can't believe he is already 4 months.
 The costume was a big hit with all the kids too. I "flew" him around the house "stinging" his older brothers with his little bumble bee stinger. I not sure who laughed harder, prince C or his brothers! Mr J laughed so hard he started to cry. :)
 The wings I layerd them with quilt batting in the center to give them more of a 3D look but still be able to wear in his car seat.
I am very happy how this one turned out, all of them really. Most of all I am glad to be done I now I am taking a break from sewing for the rest of the week!
Happy Halloween!


  1. What a cute baby bee! I love how you staged him for the photos! His smile is beautiful.

    1. Thank you! I had so much fun taking his picture.

  2. I can't tell you how much we love this over here. My daughter laughed when I showed her. He looks so cute. That stinger is beyond adorable.

    1. Thanks! I almost didn't add the stinger but I though what would a bee be without his stinger. My older ones got a big kick out of it too. :)


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