I have been having so much fun making costumes for my nieces and nephew this year! So far I have Um from Umbridge, Green Arrow, and John’s superhero cape. Next up is Captain Hook and Wendy for my ten year old twin niece and nephew. Surprisingly, Captain Hook is the only villain I was asked to make this month, so this is my own sewalong piece for Villains! month for CraftingCon – and there’s still time to enter the giveaway and link up your own costumes for a chance to win some new patterns!
I knew I wanted to make something for both of them that would be wearable after Halloween. They’re getting big enough that it’s starting to take quite a commitment of time, fabric, and thought to make them a full outfit!
I spent weeks looking for the perfect Wendy dress – and I was so thrilled she asked for Wendy instead of Tinker Bell! I had loaned the twins one of my favorite movies (this version of Peter Pan – it’s so sweet and magical! I just love it!) and they both loved it, so I even considered doing a flannel nightgown like that version of Wendy wears but decided that wouldn’t be as recognizable. I was at the point of drafting my own (I would have done this sooner, but that’s hard to do when she’s not around for constant fittings) when my friend Chelsea put out a testing call for her Holly and Ivy Party Dress. I literally begged to get in on the testing and Chelsea, being the gracious lady that she is, let me!
The scoop neck and puff sleeves are just perfect for the iconic Wendy look. In the movie (the good one!) she tells Peter that she’s going to give him a kiss, chickens out, and hands him a thimble. He’s a little confused, but gives her an acorn in return. I just happened to find the perfect little acorn buttons at Joann’s!
The dress pattern will be available next week from the GYCT Designs shop. This will make a perfect party dress for the upcoming holidays!
For Blaine’s outfit, I used the Small Fry Skinny Jeans and Terra’s Treasures P51 Flyer Jacket. I added three inches to the arms and the legs of each and they are just the right length! The boy is a monkey!
The angled front with the black zipper mimics the sword belt Captain Hook wears over his shoulder and the white sherpa around the collar give the feel of the ruffle around his neck.
I also wanted to get the oversized cuffs with the lace waterfalls involved somehow, so I used cuffs from EYMM’s new Superhero Cape set. I made them quite a bit taller for the wrist cuffs and made them wider and taller for the ankles. I also gathered a piece of white knit and added it to the wrist cuffs. They’re held on with velcro so they are completely removable.
I used gold thread to top stitch the cuffs – you can barely see it in the pictures, but it adds a really fun sparkle.
I love how these costumes turned out and the kids had so much fun acting out the scene where Captain Hook and Wendy have a sword fight.