Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Hey There Little Red Riding Hood - simple costume idea

Are your kids excited for Halloween?  I know mine are!  While my oldest is recycling a witch costume from a few years ago, my littlest told me that she wanted to be Little Red Riding Hood,  so how could I resist?!


This was a super simple costume to put together, and only took about a yard and a half of fabric.  I used Dana's awesome circle skirt tutorial for the skirt, which I just hemmed with a rolled edge on my serger.  Paired with a long sleeved white t shirt, she can wear both pieces again.  She loves the skirt as it has major twirl factor :D

To make the hood, I cut two hood pieces using an existing pattern, then cut a circle using the same method as I used on the skirt.  I just cut down the middle so that it opened in the front, did some narrow seams on the edges, and gathered the neckline a bit so that it was the same size as the hood.  Same rolled edge hem and some ribbon ties, and voila!  A little red hood.

Of course, Little Red needs her spooky ghost earrings on her trip to grandmother's house ;-)

My little one has already asked me to sew an S on the back of this after Halloween so that it can become a super hero cape - she's a girly girl, but she does love her super heroes!

What are your kiddos dressing up as for Halloween?  Did you make their costumes?