So, where to from here? We decided it was cowboys for Halloween this year so I started looking around online for ideas. I found this great website that offered some wonderful tutorials - just what I was looking for! I had an old leather jacket lying around and Dad had some old pants that didn't fit right. I also had some wide elastic in my sewing drawer that I had bought without purpose (I do that a lot). Perfect lineup for some great Halloween costumes. Here's a fashion show!
Jasper - the arms of the leather jacket (size large) from a thrift store worked perfectly for his little legs. Leather is the perfect material for this project since it doesn't fray and so you don't have to finish the edges or hem them at all! There was enough left from the jacket to make monogrammed holsters for them all. Once again, the blue leather I used for the monogram was purchased without purpose - it just inspired me when I was scrounging around the scrap bins at the leather store.
Now that's just too cute I can't stand it!!! I know, I know, he's mine, I'm biased.
Next, Noah. He is sporting his chaps and a nice Wild West tough guy pose. He already got to wear his outfit to school since they had a cowboy day a few weeks ago. His chaps were made from old men's pants. I just cut them to the right height using the bottom hem then I sewed the side seam onto the outside so that I could 'fray' them by clipping the sides. He was so excited and proud!
And finally, Jack who is zealous about his new cap guns.
I have to admit to you that I didn't make their vests..those were found at the thrift store. All that fringe! Love it!