Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Little Red Riding Hood

Checking out her basket (thrift store find!)
Big sister wanted to be little red riding hood this year.  We don't usually go trick or treating, but I LOVE to make costumes for dress up and we don't have little red riding hood so I thought it was a great idea!  I started out with a simple circle skirt with a thick waistband and lace at the hem.  Then I found the perfect shirt at the thrift store and I sized it down to fit my girl.  Then I cut the belt thingy out of red felt and poked holes in it and laced it up with black yarn.  The cape is two simple rectangles (my ruffler foot handled thick fleece!) out of red fleece for warmth.  Complete the outfit with sparkly red shoes that can be reused for Christmas and I think they'll have to wear thick white tights simply because it'll be FREEZING out!  It was such a simple yet beautiful costume.  I love it.  And when I was adding up how much it cost to make it sure it qualified for a linky party- I was amazed that it was only $8 to make!  $17 if you add the shoes, but I was going to buy them anyway for Christmas pictures!  I got the fleece on sale ($3) and needed about a yard- same for the gingham ($3) and the shirt and basket I got for $1each at the thrift store.  I had the felt and yarn and I have the white tights she will wear.  Not bad!

Such a pretty girl!
Not really into picture taking

This is what she thinks of her cape!

What a puss on this girlie


  1. That's a fabulous Little Red Riding Hood outfit, Laurie. Such a simple idea for the waistband, but it looks so effective. Everything is totally colour co-ordinated. You've done a great job!

  2. What a beautiful costume! I'm also starting to make my daughter some dress up clothes as well (a work in progress) thanks for this great idea!


  3. So cute and the fleece will be nice and warm! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $15!

  4. How cute is this!!! Thanks for linking up at Coffee and Conversation!!

  5. What a cute costume!! Would you share it here?

  6. What adorable photos! You should enter one of these into our Halloween costume contest. They are just too cute!

  7. Hi Laurie, I just saw your post on Coffee and Conversation! What a cute costume!! Very cute!! I am now your newest follower; and I hope you will follow me, too! Blessings to you!

  8. Love the costume.
    Stopping by from the Blog Hops Everyday Blog Hop.

  9. what adorable girls
    in their sweet costumes

    thanks for sharing at fridays unfolded!


  10. That is such a cute costume... Nice job and those are some great photos!
    I love to watch all the kiddos in their fun costumes on Halloween night!

    Happy Halloween!
    ~Rainey~ @ The Project Table

  11. such a simple lovely costume!

    found you via romantic home and would love to have you stop by and enter my shabby chic giveaway:

    have a wonderful week.


  12. This is soo cute! And so real with the tears, LOL!!! I was smiling! Love the costume!