PB is in love with The Muppets. His favorite is Kermit. When I asked him what he wanted to be for Halloween there was no hesitation, he had to be Kermit.
It is basically just a shirt and pants and I made little shoe covers to complete the look.
We went to a local park for the pics that has a stream and pond.
Here PB is doing Kermit arms. He also may have dipped his feet in the pond right after this pic :)
So here is a very brief look at how I made it:
The hat I made last year. I did make a new cowl with some more points. The tutorial for those are here. (I will admit that I did try to make a hood for the costume but decided that the hat I already had was perfect. Also it did not go well at all.)
I bought 2 yards of green fleece for the clothes and 1/3 yard of a lighter green for the cowl.
I used 1/4" elastic for the bottom of the shirt.
I used 3/4" elastic for the elastic in the pants.
For the pants, I just traced pants that he already had that fit. He is slim so I did take a little off the waist and legs.
I traced a shirt that was the next size up for the shirt.
If you notice the shirt has an elastic waist, here is how I did it:
When I traced the shirt on the fleece, I added a few inches. I also made it wider at the bottom. Then when I finished off the bottom, I made the bottom seam wide enough to feed in some really thin elastic. You can also see how high I traced the neck of the shirt.
I did not sew around the top of the neckline. I wanted it to go up high and so he could get his (giant) head through I cut a slit in the back and sewed on a button and a little elastic. I left the raw edge on the sleeves and the pant legs. Fleece does not fray. Plus, it's just a Halloween costume, no reason to do extra work :)
It all gets covered when he wears the cowl.
Here is what the feet pieces look like:
It is 2 pieces of fleece sewn together and then turned inside out. The top by the ankle is sewn over and there is a skinny piece of elastic through to go around his ankle.
To make the pattern, I traced his shoe and added some extra behind the heel.
I hand stitched some elastic about 1/2 way down. I made it long enough to go around his shoe.
Here you can see the piece that goes around the ankle.
There you go! I know it isn't very detailed. I was much more focused on getting it done than taking pics along the way. This was my first time ever doing sleeves. I used what I learned in the Sewing For Boys book to help me out with that one but I did make my own pattern. I have made pants before but these so far are the best fitting ones! The Sewing For Boys book also has a pants pattern that you could use for this. Or you could even just buy a green sweatshirt and sweatpants. And make the rest.
If you have further questions, feel free to email me!