Tree Costume Tutorial
You can download the one page tutorial here, which is almost unnecessary. I probably should have just typed it into the blog post, but I think I'm addicted to Adobe Illustrator now. This tree body was super easy. I sat down and sewed both in about thirty minutes. The leaves were a bit more time consuming. I cut them out and sewed them on the hat by hand (the sleeves by machine) while watching a movie after the girls went to bed. It took awhile, but it wasn't hard. You could probably do it all on machine much faster if you were motivated.
I made both costumes from a fleece throw blanket and a pair of green sweatpants from Goodwill, under $5, you can't be that. These fabrics are great since they don't unravel, so I didn't finish any edges. Which I think is the way it should be for a Halloween costume.
Oh yes, I also used some scrap green knit for Louise's hat and a head band for June. I couldn't keep the head band on her, so maybe a hat that I can tie on is still in the works. We'll see. At the last minute I decided to add a little pocket to each tree trunk so we could put little woodland creatures in the trees. Louise is sporting a squirrel.