Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The costume

I came across a tutorial for a cute little nurse's outfit here. I thought it would make a good Halloween costume, and Courtney and Mommy agreed. Below are a couple of badly focused photos (because of the cloudy, dark day) of how mine turned out.


It was simple to make. I added a lining because the fabric (from an old shirt of Grandpa's) was pretty thin. I don't know why the pockets look so crooked... they're really not, as you can see in the pics of Courtney wearing it.


Here she is, with the hat I made to go with it. I used online instructions for folding it, but I won't even mention where I found them, because both sets that I came across had mistakes in them, so it took me a little trial and error to get something that really looked like a hat. It's just made out of paper, with the cross colored in marker.


It was "silly socks" day at school. Hmm... the sleeves look a bit silly, too! ;)


How 'bout a silly face to go with them?


I tightened up the chin strap elastic after taking these pics, so the hat fit down on her head better.

She went after the many cats that happened to be around, but I think they all got away. She made use of the pockets for keeping her hands warm, I guess (as if the sleeves weren't enough - ha).


She has a little doctor kit that she'll be carrying with her on Halloween, and her other grandma, who really is a nurse, is letting her carry her real stethoscope! She might wear her real hat, too, if it fits, although it doesn't have the red cross on it. I guess which hat she wears remains to be seen. It may even have to be a winter hat, from what the forecast sounds like. Brrr!

11 comments:

Fräulein K. said...

That costume is a very nice idea and it looks pretty well made! :)

Grace said...

Sooo cute. I think your paper cap is nicer than the real thing. Love the 'Red Cross' on bib and cap. Nice job. Grandma G.

Anonymous said...

It just doesn't get cuter than that.

Dale

Jessica Jones said...

That is adorable!!!!!

Auntie Kim said...

Very Cute!

LiEr said...

Lovely! Very, very cute, and I love the faded denim color of the apron. And that hat turned out really nice, too! Was going to email you a link to an old post on my blog on which I had a pattern for a nurse's hat (made a Nurse Nancy costume for Jenna some years ago). But it looks like you didn't need it! Off to answer your email now.

L

The Luedtke Family said...

She is darling! Great costume!

Grandma G said...

Thanks, everyone!

Melanie@Crafty Cupboard said...

That is adorable, I love the hat with it! You are an awesome grandma, I can tell that already! Thank you for sharing with me!

Live a Colorful Life said...

This is SUCH a cute costume. Well, anything she would wear would be cute, but I love the red cross.

Grandma G said...

Aww... thanks! :)