Hippy Baby Costume Tutorial

This was little, Ross one year ago at Halloween . . . our little hippy baby.  I loved this costume.  If it were up to me, I'd put her in it every year for the rest of her life.  :)  It was cheap and easy to make, and even better, comfortable for her.  It doesn't get much better than that.

Here's what I did . . .

First, I created a pattern out of card stock/poster paper to use for the vest portion.

Next, I ironed pieces of my fabric to iron-on adhesive paper. (You can find this at any craft store. It's sold in rolls and is great for appliques. If you're confused with how it works, just ask somebody at the store. Don't be ashamed. I had to.) I ironed the paper on before I cut my pattern, because it makes the fabric stiff and easy to cut.

Then, trace and cut your pattern.
Peel off the adhesive backing from your iron-on paper and iron it on your onesie. 
(I sewed around the edges of the vest just to make it look a bit more "finished.")

I did the same thing with the peace sign.

Sew some rick rack around the neck to act as the "necklace" . . . 

. . . then, again peel off the adhesive backing from the back of the peace sign and iron it over the rick rack.

Add a homemade headband and a pair of holey jeans from the Goodwill . . .

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  1. Love it! I just found your blog through Pinterest, and I love you ideas!!!

  2. Still love this costume!

  3. This is so dang cute! I love it! New follower here. :) I found you on Southern Lovely.

  4. Perfectly adorable! Nice job.

  5. How adorable! There's nothing cuter than baby's dressed up for Halloween. :)

  6. I just had to comment on how darn cute she is! Thank you for sharing this. Nice to start off a Monday morning with a smile on my face!
    Followed you over from The Girl Creative.

  7. girl I am dying right now this is the cutest thing I have ever seen. thank you so much for linking up to my party Show and Share! hope to see you again this week!

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

  8. What a cute costume (and baby!). I love that it is simple and that it looks comfortable. Sooo cute. Thanks for sharing,

  9. I wanted to let you know I'm featuring this over at The Little Giggler. Stop by and check it out. Your daughter is such a doll! :)


  10. This is super cute! Featuring it Wednesday! Yay! Have a great week! www.johnnyinadress.com

  11. This is great! I have a friend who is an old hippy at heart (only wears the colour purple). He's 40 this w'end so I'm going to have a go at making a adult version using a purple t-shirt. He will LOVE it! Thanks for the inspiration. Louise x

  12. that's totally cute and so simple to make.
    thanks a lot!!

    I linked to your tutorial on my blog - thanks for sharing!

    doro K.

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