But back to Cubby. I feel like this was the easiest costume of the three and the one I like the best. Our Cubby is very very small and because of this he does not have a map. In hindsight, it would have been a very good chew toy, not a sword…
Supplies Needed for Cubby Costume:
Blue Fabric (I used a little less than a 1/2 yard but amount could be different depending on the size you need)
Red Fabric (I used 1/2″ yard)
Orange Fabric (only need a little piece)
#4 yellow buttons
And then of course pins, needles, scissors, ruler & thread
Just like the Jake costume, I used this Vest Pattern by Made. I printed the pattern at 80% for my 9 month old son. After printing the pattern, I tracked the pattern onto the blue fabric and cut out the pieces. You will cut out the pattern 2 times, one for the outer vest and other for the lining. Also some picture are from the Jake costume tutorial.
After cutting out the fabric, I sewed the top shoulder pieces together, making sure I did this for both vests. I used a 1/2″ seam unless stated otherwise.
After sewing shoulders together, it was time to sew the two vest together. To do this, I placed the right sides of the vest pieces together. Then pinned the front of the vest together. Sew the two layers together (here is an example of sewing a vest together but you can sew all the way around the collar). Also pin the shoulder curves together and back of the vest, and then sewing the layers together. You will be leaving all the sides of the vest open, I repeat do not sew the sides of the vest together. If you notice in the picture I did sew the sides and I had to unpick them because you will not be able to turn the vest right side out.
This is what the vest should look like without the sides sewn together.
After sewing the vest together, as shown above, I clipped the curves and corners of the vest to help it turn easier. Then turned the vest right side out through one of the side that were open.
Then I ironed the vest.
Then I sewed the sides of the vest together and here is my finished vest…
Next I added #4 buttons to the vest.
After sewing the vest. I cut a 4″ strip of blue fabric. I then folded it in half and sewed the edges together, making sure to leave 2″ along the middle open to turn the fabric. I then trimmed the fabric and turn it right side out. Then sewed 1/8″ away for the edge of the fabric. This gave me the bandanna.
Now it’s time for the shorts. I used this Shorts Pattern by Caila Made. But I adding a 1″ to the length of the legs. I printed the pattern at 97% for my 9 month-old son. After printing the pattern and adding an extra 1″, I tracked the pattern onto the red fabric and cut out the pieces.
I then followed the instructions on Caila Made on how to make the shorts. After I completed the shorts, I then added a little orange patch to the side of the shorts.
And look how happy this little guy is… You have got to love all the hair!
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