|with my little starfish & mermaid on halloween|
Anyhow, I was pretty happy with how the mermaid costume turned out, and Little G loved it! And with her being a mermaid, I thought a starfish would be an adorable costume for Baby B. I didn't have a pattern for that one, but thought it would be pretty simple, so I just winged it. So I picked up some bubble velour, which has this nice bumpy texture...perfect for a starfish costume! Then I basically just traced one of her sleepers to get the size and overall shape right, made it look more like a star, added a pointy hood, and voila - starfish! I was going to make an opening for her hands to come out, but she didn't seem to mind them being stuck inside, so I left the sleeves closed at the ends. Which ended up working out great as they kept her hands warm, and she happily chewed on her points all night.