The Pilgrim’s Progress

Today is Pilgrim + Native American costume day at school. B is some what a costume fanatic, so any excuse to dress up for school is right up his alley. We bought a pair of black pants, a black turtleneck, and a white dress shirt at Goodwill. We also purchased some black fabric, stiff interfacing, black elastic, and a small bit of gold felt.

The hat was the biggest pain to sew, and I realize now it is much more of a top hat–then pilgrim’s hat. But it works ;) I broke several needles sewing that puppy…the interfacing was really thick! The turtle neck + dress shirt became his pilgrim shirt with just a few cuts and stitches. The pants were shortened and elastic added. He wore his soccer socks, and I made little elastic slips on with “buckles” to go over his shoes. I made the belt around his hat removable so he can use the hat for different costumes. All in all it wasn’t too time consuming and B is pretty thrilled with it all.

Next up in costumes is a new Santa Suit and beard from him. He has already dug out the one I made him last year, and the sleeves are too short, its getting all pilly, and there are so many things I would change—like instead of the jacket being a real open/close sort of thing I would make it a pull over that looks like it would open and close, but doesn’t.

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4 Responses to The Pilgrim’s Progress

  1. mollie says:

    I love it! When I was little (5?), my mom made me a Pilgrim costume…the full dress, apron, white hat. Looking back, it was so cool. But I wore it at Thanksgiving and my uncle and cousins teased me to no end! Devastation.

    It is so wonderful that you guys enjoy celebrating as you do…and that you put joy and creativity into it!

  2. Summer says:

    It’s darling! Since I’m not much of a seamstress…I like that this “project” can pretty much be made (except the hat) from basics!

  3. Jennifer says:

    Too cute, Heidi!

  4. Debby says:

    I think this picture is my favorite one of all the ones you have posted.