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Filtering by Tag: Costume

Halloween Costume Contest - Let´s Vote!

Niina Kivelä

IT´S TIME TO VOTE! At the beginning of October we announced our Halloween Costume Contest and now it´s time to vote for a winner! The winner will receive a gift card from Punkin Head Threads for fabric shopping, a sample pack of notions from Kabooco and 5 patterns of the winner´s choice from Little Lizard King


See all the fabulous costume entries in the order we received them and vote here in the blog comments! Comment with the entry number of whom you wish to vote for. One vote per person per costume!!! Voting ends on Sunday 29th of October at midnight Eastern time (EST).

Entry number 1

Toy Story Costumes by Sara Gusse 


For the Little Bo Peep costume Sara used the Best Dressed Girl pattern with an added layer of tulle for the skirt for extra fullness and Astoria blouse pattern with modified sleeves. 

The Jessie costume was created with the Double Scoop pattern. 

The Woodie costume was created with the Reversible Vest pattern. 

Entry number 2

Angels Costumes by Amanda Faz


Amanda designed the angel costumes for her daughters using the Mod Dress pattern and the Mod Dress Add On for the baby doll style. 

Entry number 3

Witch Costume by Rebekah Kennedy


Rebekah chose the Baby Doll Twirl pattern for her daughter´s Witch Costume.

Entry number 4 

Shimmer and Shine costumes by Cherish Deeg

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Cherish created the Shimmer and Shine costumes using the Free to Be Me Pants and Tee patterns and modified the tee pattern to be used for the vest as well. She designed the cuffs, headbands and jewellery herself.

Entry number 5

Princess Peach and Mario costumes by Rachael Huether

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For the Princess Peach costume Rachael modified the Roanoke pattern and for the Mario costume she used the Astoria Overalls pattern.

Entry number 6

Supergirl costume by Rachael Alcon 


Rachael created the supergirl costume using the Cape, Perfect Ten top and Take 5 skirt patterns. 

Entry number 7 

Cinderella costume by Sara Manning 


Sara chose the Amsterdam pattern to sew a Cinderella costume. She modified the pattern by adding the peplums. 

Entry number 8 

Vampire costume by Laura Muzinic

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Laura chose the Cape and Animazing Suspender Skirt patterns for the vampire costume. 

Good luck for all the participants!!!

Edit: Voting has now been closed!

Halloween Edition: Circus

Niina Kivelä


Blogger: Niina Kivelä

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Living in Spain we might not celebrate Halloween like in the US but it certainly didn´t stop us from sewing up costumes and creating a fun Circus themed Halloween Photo Session. Meet Carla, the Ringmaster, Matías the Strongman and Elisa the Mime!



Carla dressed up as Ringmaster. For her dress I used the Monet pattern without any modifications. I added a few buttons and a velvet bow to the bodice front. As the costume was still missing something, I made a little top hat from felt and hot glued it onto a headband.


Elisa decided awhile ago that she would love to be Mime least for our photo session!! For this "easy to sew" costume, I used the Perfect Ten pattern for a long sleeve top and the Cambridge Skinny Pants pattern for the pants. The only addition to the patterns were the suspenders. As these pants were part of a costume I simply attached the suspenders directly to the pants. Alternatively, I could have used the Suspenders pattern for removable suspenders. Then all we needed were a pair of white gloves, a black beret and face paint and voilà, the costume was ready!


But our circus crew was not complete without Mr. Strongman. Matías, our Strongman was wearing a pair of black velvet (very fashionable right now!) knee length pants for which I used the Yoggers pattern and a vest sewn with the Reversible Vest Pattern. The night before our photos I started putting together the weights, only to realize that the styrofoam forms I was going to use were actually thrown away when we last organised our craft materials. So I was frantically thinking what to use until I came across to two black skeins of a plastic tube and yarn skeins were perfect for the weights!

We enjoyed the Halloween Photo Session so very much and have fun photos to look at over and over again until the next year and new costume ideas come along!

If you have created Halloween costumes using Little Lizard King Patterns check this post about our Halloween Costume Contest, Participate and have a chance to WIN some fabulous prizes.

Halloween Edition: Disney Princesses

Niina Kivelä

Guest Blogger: Sara Lindsay

Disney Princesses

Growing up, my mom used her fabulous seamstress skills to make me dress-up clothes.   My costumes were magic and I played in them for hours.  Every year at Halloween, I had the BEST costumes.  I wanted to give my daughter that same magic and sew outfits for her to wear for her adventures.  To start, I asked my daughter which characters she would like for me to sew, and she chose Belle, Ariel, Jasmine, and Cinderella.  I thought a lot about which Little Lizard King patterns, or pieces of patterns, would give me the silhouette that was consistent with the desired character.  I used the Trendsetter, Amsterdam, & Ruchie (all while singing these are a few of my favorite things!).


I wanted to make costumes that would survive hot summer days, be made of 100% cotton fabric, and be super comfy.  I wanted costumes that were simplified versions of character dresses, and yet still really cute.   To get started, I chose my FAVORITE pattern … the Little Lizard King Amsterdam.   I wanted to make sure I liked the fit, and it was PERFECTION!!!!  I made the dress following the instructions out of some character fabric.  My daughter wears this dress all the time, and it is always a crowd favorite. Then, the fun really began!  I am so happy with how each piece turned out, and the dresses are great for fun events… or grocery shopping… or whenever.  Friends have even borrowed them for their Disney trips.  



For Ariel, I thought the Ruchie would be a perfect Ariel top.  I made it per the instructions.  The only modification I made, was to iron the pieces ½ inch up along the bottom, so that when I completed the bodice, it was easy to just sew a ¼ seam all across the bottom.  I confess, I bought the mermaid skirt. The Take 5 Skirt would give a very similar look.  



For Jasmine, I used the Trendsetter bodice and lengthened it 2 inches.  Again, I pre-ironed the bottom of the pieces to make the finishing easy.   I ordered fabulous and reasonable trim, from India for this costume and Cinderella and followed the pattern instructions.   I did add extra width for the ruched bodice, and I would not do that again.  Live and learn, and follow instructions.  I finished the back like the Ruchie back.  


For Jasmine’s bottoms, I knew the Ruchie shorts would be perfect.  I made an 8 length and a 6 width, but ended up taking the volume of the shorts in a little more.  When I make these again, I would make an 8 length and a 4 width.   Of all the costumes I made, Jasmine is my favorite.


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For Belle, I used the Amsterdam to get an “inspired by Belle” look.  I found tiny gold trim that my daughter though looked like roses.  For the skirt, I cut the skirt as normal, and then I cut an additional piece, about 2 inches shorter. I layered the shorter piece on top of the skirt pieces.  I measured the shorter skirt piece into 3 sections, and I used 5 inches of ¼ inch elastic stretched to create Belle’s dress’s pickups.  Voile!  



Cinderella is my daughter’s favorite.   Using the Amsterdam, I embellished the bodice with trim from India.  I free handed the peplums and trimmed the edge.  I attached the peplum to the bodice and then I attached the skirt over the peplum.

Thanks to LLK and some creativity, I have a very happy little girl with lots of new pretties in which to play princess.  This Halloween and always, I cannot wait to see what Little Lizard King inspires you to make.

Blog post Text and Dresses by Sara Lindsay

Blog post Photography by Andrea MacFarland