Sunday, October 13, 2013

My Little Pony - Handmade Halloween

My Three year-old daughter loves her My Little Ponies. She has a whole herd of ponies that she carries around the house in a little pink purse. I don't let her watch the My Little Pony show, those ponies are sassy. I do love watching her play with and talk her ponies. The little stories she comes up with are hysterical. When I asked her what she wanted to be for Halloween she immediately said, "a My Little Pony." After much thought she settled on a particular pony, Rainbow Dash.

To make her costume I used:

  • A blue long sleeve shirt and leggings (from Hanna Andersson)
  • 1/2 a yard of blue fleece
  • 1/2 a yard of blue sparkle fabric
  • Medium weight quilt batting (approximately 1/4 of a yard)
  • Iron on fabric ink jet printer paper
  • Rainbow yarn (from Joann's Fabric) 
  • 1/4 inch elastic 
I wish I could share a pattern for the pony hat, but it was a trail and error process. Basically I traced the hood of a jacket and sewed the yarn in to the seam. I sewed a channel for elastic around the front so it would fit snuggly. 

The wing are very soft, like little pillows. I used fleece, sparkle fabric, and batting to make them. I attached them to a little piece of fleece and attached elastic loops to the fleece to fit over her arms. 

The Cutie Patch (a technical My Little Pony term) was printed on to iron on transfer inkjet paper.  I transfered it onto a scrap of white fabric then appliqued it to the shirt.  I found the image via a quick Google images search. 

Lots of pony posing. 

Next up, a costume for her Star Wars loving brother and a couple of sweet handmade costumes for my nieces. 

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