As for this costume....I made it for Molly when she was only 4 months and it just barely fit her then. Imagine how small it was today. She was fairly compliant considering she was getting over Roseloa....poor girl.
The gorgeous flower photos were taken by flickr user tanakawho. And as I was Photoshopping Molly into the them Lily snuggled up to me and asked 'How did Molly' do that?! Don't you just love 4-year-olds!
The costume was perfect for a 0-3 month old. I made it out of thick fleece so taking her outside in the crisp October weather was not a problem. It also comes together at the stinger keeping her legs nice and cozy. I added fleece wings to the back and embroidered little wing veins into them.
Try as I might to find a black and yellow striped fleece fabric I came up cold and had to cut the stripes and sew them together individually.... double time suck....yuck!
But in the end, the lines looked clean and crisp so I suppose it was worth it. I enclosed the front with a strip of snap on buttons. For those of you who don't have a grommet punch, these worked great! All I needed to do was sew on the two strips of snaps on either side and I was done. Easy Peasy.
I sewed a antenna and a drawstring into the hood which looked simply ADORABLE last year when it was pulled tight. As they would say in Bee Movie, she looked quite 'beeish'.
I've found that baby costume ideas are harder to come by than toddler costumes. Dresses bunch together and infants are more likely to pull on a headpiece. You need something that both stays in place and compliments their chubby qualities. I thought this costume was a good fit. As for Molly's costume this year, I always try to out do myself and Halloween '08 will be no exception.
Of course, as I had mentioned earlier this is not a giveaway. However, if you like the costume feel free to link:) I like to get the Grosgrain word out whenever possible:)
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