One of my 20-month-old son’s favourite words are “Fshhhh” (and he also gets into a near-hypnotic state with his Grandma’s fishtank), so when I saw this costume I was overwhelmed with “awwwww!!!” picturing him in full adorable goldfish glory.
But like I said, I have already purchased a costly Thomas number(again, drat!), so this will have to wait in the wings until baby #3 arrives (?). Martha (who else could concoct such perfect cuteness?) also recommends that this one only works with babies who dont walk yet, so my little O already missed the boat about a year ago!
60-inch-long piece of kraft paper
1 1/2 yards of orange wool felt
1 yard of 1/4-inch-thick polyurethane foam or one bag of wool-blanket batting
4 sets of Velcro fastener dots, 1/2 yard of pink wool felt
Scraps of black and white felt
White craft glue.
1. To make patterns, draw a grid of 2-inch squares on kraft paper; copy templates by hand onto it. Using fish pattern, cut one piece of orange felt and foam with front scoop neckline and one piece orange felt and foam with back neckline. Use orange part of pattern to cut one front and one back from orange felt for lining. For the front, layer foam, then whole felt, then half felt; stitch around top from notch A to notch B, with 1/4-inch seam allowance. Turn right side out so foam is between felt pieces. Quilt front from top to bottom, making rows of 4 1/2-inch scallops 2 1/2 inches apart. Repeat with remaining pieces for back. Place front and back together, right sides facing. Sew around tail from notch A to notch B, with a 1/4-inch seam allowance. Turn right side out. Sew Velcro fastener dots at shoulders and underarms, as shown on template.
2. Use hat pattern to cut two pieces of felt, one orange and one pink, and one piece of foam. Layer pieces: foam, pink felt, and orange felt. Sew top, bottom, and one side closed with 1/4-inch seam allowance. Turn right side out. Quilt as above. Fold in half, pink side out; sew along short edge. Turn orange side out. Cut eye from black and white felt scraps. Glue on as shown.
[tags]Halloween,Halloween Costumes,Baby, Baby Costume,Goldfish Costume[/tags]