Happy Halloween!

We had a beautiful day yesterday with the family and the weather! My little guy was a fireman, with a costume made with love.

I used a McCall’s pattern for a kids fleece coat and made it a size too big because those coats the Firemen wear always look so huge! So obviously I had to alter the sleeves a bit.

No fireman wears a plain black coat, so we needed some reflectors. I had cut out my yellow fabric strips to make the reflectors and was going to iron over each edge, sew them on and then sew on a silver ribbon… Then one day at the fabric store I asked for reflective ribbon and she showed me the yellow and silver iron on reflector tape!! So much easier than what I had planned.

And a badge, of course… We found a badge online and with some Photoshop work, changed the name and wa-lah we had a badge. I printed this on printable fabric with a fusible side and ironed it on the front.

And the back needed some letters for Max’s Fire Department. So I used my same technique that I used for the bunting. Iron on fusible adhesive to fabric, cut out the letters and then iron them on. Boom. Jacket done!

The pants were done with a super easy tutorial from Prudent Baby. although I didn’t do a few of the last steps. I made it a bit more simple for the Halloween costume.

And another thing a fireman can’t be without is his crew. I embellished sweatshirts for us and his grandparents!

Spotty the dalmatian was bought. I got the fabric and found a pattern to use to make him as well, but it just didn’t happen… It still can, one day soon….

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  1. Jackie North says:

    I’ve just come across your firemans outfit. My grandson is only 3months old but saved his Dad’s toy fireman’s hat from 32 years ago and you have given me inspiration. All the from Auckland New Zealand. Many thanks.

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  1. [...] I have this thing about making Halloween Costumes! not sure exactly where it came from… But it’s there, so I’m going with it until my son protests the Momma made costumes. The first one was Max from Where the Wild Things Are and last year was a Fireman. [...]

  2. [...] lastly… This one is an oldie! Halloween 2010 I made my son a fireman suit for his Halloween costume. I made the coat big for a couple of reasons. [...]

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