This Halloween was my first making a costume for my toddler son, who shall henceforth be referred to as Cheeks. His first Halloween (in 2015) he was an infant, and I was exhausted, so he had to endure a store-bought monkey costume. So glad I had enough gumption to dress him up this year!
I had machinations of family Wizard of Oz costumes for the whole fam, but I'm a mom of a 15 month old, and my sewing eyes are always bigger than my stomach, so we just have our sweet little tin man!
I used Simplicity 4024 (http://www.simplicity.com/simplicity-pattern-4024-toddler-wizard-of-oz-costumes/U04024A.html
) and a silver poly/spandex lame knit from Fabric.com: https://www.fabric.com/buy/0337429/polyester-spandex-lame-jersey-knit-metallic-silver
The biggest pain in the ass I encountered while putting this together was definitely the joints; they were 36 pieces of fabric to make a total of 12 joints. The second most pain in the ass thing was the 20 buttons I had to sew on by hand.
For the heart, I used some quilting cotton my aunt gave me <3. Instead of embroidering the clock face, I used some black Siser Easyweed heat transfer vinyl and "traced" an image of a clock I found online, which I cut with my Silhouette Cameo. I did a teeny tiny offset (basically an outline of the existing image) to bulk the whole thing up when I destroyed the first version whilst weeding (AKA removing the negative spaces before ironing on).
I used fleece to line the helmet because it's cold Trick or Treating here in Wisconsin. The funnel is just a $1 cheapie from Farm and Fleet that I spray painted silver.
Because the fabric shows pinholes and is too plastic-y to use an iron on, I used wonder clips to "pin" seams together and "press" the hems up.
Even though it took way longer than I imagined (doesn't everything, though, when it comes to crafting?) I think it turned out pretty well!
Bonus: Cheeks didn't seem to mind wearing it at all!
You can see more photos and construction details on my (mostly sewing-centric) blog: https://sometimessewist.wordpress.com/2016/10/31/if-i-only-had-a-heart/
Thanks for taking a peek!