Craft foam, I love you! Jasper's ended up being a bit big for him through the shoulders so I folded the shoulder fabric over and stitched it in place with embroidery floss.
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Your little buccaneer will want to sail the high seas in this Kid Compare at 2 Sellers. The jolly basbeall t-shirt for kids! Have you tried a Crazy Dog T-shirt yet? This little pirate is ready to set sail. This Caribbean Pirate Toddler Costume i Classic stripes and a pirate graphic create the sailorly look of this fun cotton Los Angeles Pop Art.
After a careful and thoughtful search through my stash, I was able to find ALL the fabric I needed for every part of his costume! What you will need: About a half yard of white muslin White thread Step 1. Fold your fabric in half and place the long sleeved shirt on the fabric with the arms straight out like a T and the top of the shirt flush with the fold of the fabric.
Trace around the shirt adding about two inches to the width of the sleeves, and a half inch to an inch everywhere else. Really use your best judgment. A pirate shirt should be billowy with puffy sleeves so err on the side of bigger. Also round out the armpits a good bit to keep it comfy and not bunchy in there. Cut out the shirt. It should be just one piece with the fold along the top of the shirt.
Mark where the hole for the neck should be. I made a kind of Y shape with a bit of a scoop in the back of the neck. Cut out the neck hole, and before you do anything else, try it on over your pirate's head.
Never underestimate the size of a 3 year old cranium. It is way bigger than you think. To be honest, I was happy to get a last minute chance to avoid it. It wouldn't be quite fair, would it? Ever since the day I sewed it, it's become a really popular piece of clothing for our kid's pretend play throughout the year.
It took me a few creative minutes, pulling out my sewing machine and torturing a piece of cotton fabric until a pirate hat came out of the machine. It did not look like a pirate hat at all, until I added that white skull I cut out from some craft-foam. Craft foam, I love you! The home-made pirate hat went straight onto the pirate's head because the door bell was ringing at the moment it was finished.
Another pirate boy was at the door, and a play-date could begin. The day was saved. And both the mom and the kid were happy! See the hat in the photo? Make sure the bottom is wide enough - when sewn, the bottom part of the hat needs to be several inches wider than the circumference of a child's head. What keeps it on the head is not the tight fit, it's the bumpy central part you see on the top of the hat.
The sides will be loose, and that's how it's supposed to be. It was only today that I pulled out an old white-red long-sleeve shirt from my 'recycle'-pile actually any color would do.
It is not useful for every-day life, but it will surely do for a pirate costume for kids. Then I used some warm, soft felt to cut out something close to a simple vest , with a snap fastener attached to the front. You could also use some velcro, or even two small pieces of thin rope. I added another white skull I cut out from craft-foam to one side of the pirate vest.
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