You may or may not have noticed that I haven’t posted much on my blog the past few months ?!?
We had a wonderful summer and I wanted to focus on my kids and enjoying each and everyday with them, so I decided to do just that.
I did miss writing and sharing, but knew once school started (which is has 🙁 ), I would have a lot more time to dedicate to my business and to my blog.
So with that being said, this post is LONG overdue.
By almost ONE year believe it or not !
But with fall and Halloween just around the corner, I decided to finally sit and share with you how I made my youngest daughter’s m&m costume for Halloween 2012.
This m&m costume was completely Myah’s idea, and it was a relatively easy costume to make.
I think Myah made the absolute cutest m&m ever !
So, I didn’t have a pattern to follow but I will try and explain how it was done.
Here was our supply list:
– 2 yards of green felt, or whatever color you choose for your m&m
– 2 yards of white felt (for m&m liner)
– 2 bags of fiber fill (more of less depending on how full you want you m&m
– 1 metal or study plain headband
– Cartoon hands from the costume store (optional)
I started by folding the 2 yards of felt in half.
Next I pinned a piece of yarn to the center of the felt and tied a piece of chalk to the other end.
My very helpful husband made a perfect circle chalk line and I cut it out.
I used the green circle as a pattern to make the white felt circles. These will be used as the liner.
I sewed around the circle, leaving room for my little girls legs, head and arms and added the white felt liner to both interior sides.
( NOTE: this should have been done BEFORE I sewed the exterior pieces, and after the “m” was sewn on…but live and learn ).
I left an opening between the exterior and the liner to add the fiber fill once the costume is made.
I printed out the m&m logo and using that, I hand drew a very large “m” and stitched it onto the front of the m&m.
I made a mini stuffed m&m and hot glued it to the metal headband. I also hot glued green ribbon on the headband.
(sorry I didn’t take pics of these steps).
Once Myah’s m&m was made, we stuffed it to our liking with fiberfill.
Yup, looks plump enough.
Next, I sewed the openings where we added the fiberfill and Myah was one happy m&m !
We found some cute cartoon hands at the costume store that were a perfect addition to this costume.
That’s one pleased little girl.
Myah was so excited to wear this costume for her school Halloween parade and for Trick-o-Treating.
After Halloween, I ripped an opening between the exterior and liner to take out the fiberfill to store the costume.
This was such a fun costume to make and definitely friendly on the wallet.
I’m currently working on my older daughter’s costume for this Halloween, which I’m also making with felt.
I will post pics as soon as it’s done.
Thanks for stopping by !