My best friend has 3-year-old twin daughters and I’ve been lucky enough to have made their halloween costumes every year. And by that, I mean I staked my claim to make their costumes before they were born. I mean what’s more fun than making tiny costumes for an identical set of humans? Nothing I tell you. Nothing.
The first year I made them I was in a corporate clothing design role and hadn’t sewn anything in months. I was just so mentally drained after being creative all day every day at work that the last thing I wanted to do was be creative when I got home. It’s all very different now that I’m in a less creative product development role at work, which I’m loving since it means I’m way more creative in my own time, but 3 years ago it was very exciting that I actually wanted to dig my sewing machine out to make these tiny costumes.
These sweet babies were premature, as most twins are, so they were teeny tiny 3-month-old babies when Halloween rolled around. I altered the newborn pattern size to be smaller and the costumes were still too big. I think they totally worked out, but since they live three hours away from me and I didn’t have them in front of me to fit, I was just sort of winging it.
The hard part for me once this Halloween costume idea was decided on, was figuring out what to use as the starting point. I decided pretty early on to do some sort of sleeper or onesie since I figured it would be cold out. If I were to make these costumes again, I would use a lighter weight fleece. I probably also would have made the belt brown and the bottom half of the costume black so it looked like a shirt and pants. But that’s the beauty of hindsight, right? I’ve had 3 years to mull this all over.
I did a bunch of research online and finally decided to use McCall’s Pattern 6627 for these baby Halloween costumes. I made my own belt and gnome hat, but I think the little sleep sack silhouette was perfect. I also made a bib in the shape of a beard out of terry cloth.
Jackson is one of those dogs that needs to be by his humans at all times. So sometimes he has to deal with my antics.