If you have a three year old who’s anything like mine, you may know how ridiculous trying to decide on a Halloween costume can be. John has wanted to be everything from a witch, to a ninja, to Curious George dressed as a baby ninja (no idea), to his little brother (yep)… Fortunately for me, the clever ladies behind EYMM Designs came up with the My Little Superhero pattern and invited me to be on the tour! That takes care of that!
I received this pattern for free for this tour, but as you’ll see, I love it! You can use the code “HEROSET” to get 40% off ($2.97 instead of $4.95) until 10/21/14 Pacific Time – available here.
I made the 2/3 for my three year old. He’s slightly tall and firmly in size 3T. Tigey got the doll size, even though he’s kinda a shortie ;)
The pattern includes the cape, the belt, the arm guards, and a mask – all in sizes newborn to 10, plus the doll size. There is a section on how to easily alter the pattern pieces to get the perfect fit for your superhero.
I added an applique on the main fabric and the lining so the cape is reversible.
I also made the cuffs, belt, and mask reversible. John refused to wear the mask (we were having one of those days where I can’t believe these pictures turned out!), but I got his six year old cousin to try everything on.
Tomorrow is “Costume Day” at their school, so the timing for making this could not be more perfect!
I actually got really excited about this and printed out the tester version. I was halfway done when I realized what I had done (whoops). The neck has been brought in a bit so it doesn’t hang down the back quite so far.
There are a ton of different applique options and each one has a small version to use on the belt and cuffs. I also added it to the doll-size cape. There’s even a full alphabet!
John really started having fun when he was tossing Tigey around, pretending he was flying!
I highly recommend this pattern. It’s a beginner level, well written and illustrated, and makes even a grumpy little man feel like a super!
Now if you’ll excuse him, someone needs to get back to saving the world!