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Pirate’s boots and hat

Last part of the Jack Sparrow’s costume. As usual, I did not have any pattern for the boots, so I used one of an adult’s boot’s cover and I adapted it to my son’s size. If you are interested on this patter, for a size 4-5 years, please let me know.


For the hat I have used this pattern form Oliver+S, the adult size as the leatherette is thicker than the cotton fabric. The only modification I’ve made is on the brim, I’ve made it wider. Once I’ve finished the hat I’ve sewn the brim to the hat side, using a thick thread, to make the shape of the pirate’s hat.pirata-complet1

At last I will be able to sewn anything other than costumes, I am sick of it!!


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The princess dress

At last it’s finished… not because it’s too much work but because my daughter is not able to stand still for longer that five seconds, trying the skirt to make the hem it’s been quite an odyssey.


I’ve not make a dress but two skirts and a body, this way it’s easy to put on and you can use it on other costumes. The below skirt is a circular skirt, you can find many tutorials on internet of how to draw the pattern, I have used this one. I’ve made it quite wide on the waist and with a long hem, this way we can use it for a long time.

The upper skirt is done with the same pattern, but dividing it on eight pieces instead of two. I have sewn the pieces and then I’ve placed an elastic cord along the seam, to get it creased. The fabric is similar to silk, my daughter came with me to the fabric store and she fell in love with it. I am not sure it can be seen on the photo be the upper part its quite bright.

I had planned to make all the body with the velvet fabric, but I was short on fabric… the pattern is a basic tee and the sleeves are made with a half moon on the upper part and a rectangle on the lower. I have sewn them together and place another elastic cord to get them creased. On the back I used some snaps, it’s more comfortable for her than a zip.

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Jack Sparrow’s Coat

What do you think about the Jack Sparrow’s coat?

This time I have drawn the pattern myself, using as a guide the coat of a costume we had at home and adapting it a bit. If you are interested on the pattern let me know and I’ll put a link.

I’ve made regular sleeves and placed the huffs above, holding them together with buttons. This way when my son grows I can move the buttons and lengthen the sleeves.


I have used a brown fabric coat, quite thick, as the idea is that my son uses this coat outdoors. As I had not much time I did not line it, so better don’t look on the inside…

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A cape for my princess

This year my daughter is in the princess phase, so for this carnival I am sewing a princess costume, that I will soon show you, once it’s finished.

As on the afternoon it’s quite cold, I wanted to make a cape to keep her warm. After some internet research I found this post from “De costuras y otras cosas” with a pattern I liked and also on my daughter’s size, so I didn’t think it twice….


The fabric is a white furry fleece, that I found on sales on my village’s fabric shop, which I thought it was perfect for the costume’s cape. What I did not thought about was the incredible amount of furry it would let go when I cut it. I have been sewing for two days with the vacuum machine on my side, every time I cut anything I had to vacuum the table and the floor to minimize the sneezing 🙂

On the inner side I have used brown lining cloth that I already had at home. Right now it’s completely covered with white furry, I hope it will disappear with a couple of washes…

Look at the princess fastener that I had used, my daughter is in love with it!!


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Jack Sparrow pants

This year my son wants dress up as Jack Sparrow, he on the pirate’s class at school and he is quite obsessed with it. So I had no other choice than to investigate how to make a Jack Sparrow’s costume, not too expensive.

I’ve began with the pants, the base is the pattern of “basic pants”  from Dana of Made. I’ve sewn the pants as on the pattern and after I have  placed an square of fabric simulating the fly of the pants, which can be used as a pocket.


The fabric is brown flannel and the special touch are the buttons that look like old ones.