So this years theme was The Ugly Bug Ball, So I spent Three days in a row putting together Middle Son Oscar's Costume - The Hungry Caterpillar and my Youngest Connor's Lady Bird Costume.
Pinterest which linked to a tutorial on how to make a Caterpillar Costume for a 2 year old. But I adapted it to fit a 6 + year old (it fits my 9 yr old to, So will do for future book weeks :) ) Instead of felt and just one colour I picked up two shades of green in this type of silky furry fabric, though it was nice as it gives a look of different texture as the fabric moved. I used different coloured ribbon down the spine, but had an issue with Fraying so clear nail varnish came in handy to seal the ends. If I were to do the costume again I would probably go for pieces of felt. I made drawstring neck and bottom. and the middle parts I put in elastic. Because I made the costume a tad to long I hoisted the costume up a little and wrapped a belt round Oscar and then let the costume flow over it.
The Hat, was a lucky find. I found a site called Fleece Fun where there are lots of different templates and best of all they are free, I picked up some Red Fleece from the local fabric shop and some Royal Blue and Yellow Squares of Felt for the eyes and Antennas and then followed the instructions to make the Bug hat I had found but I sewed in place the eyes before putting the whole hat together.
Connor's Costume was more quick and Simple. I had in mind to sew some panels of black felt on to the front of a red t-shirt, but whilst searching for the Wings and Deely Boppers I had placed some where in the house after buying them from the Pound Shop a while back, I found some black and Red with Black Spots Fur Fabric which I forgot I had. So my whole plan changed to making a simple Ta-bard, Plain black at the front and the spotty at the back and then wings and boppers on job done.
Today has been the first day I have scrapped anything in a while Ukscrappers has just had a Cybercrop, I think its just coming to the end saying that. And I have been lurking about and checking out the classes. I have to say your spoilt for choice as to which to start first. There are seriously some very talented people out there, the classes are all stunning. So if you find your stuck for something to do or need to kick start your mojo go and take a peek, you wont be disappointed.
Here is my layout take from The Patchwork Papers Class by Suzysnail :