Today I’m so excited to have Sarah from Sewing Parts Online sharing her awesome Peter Pan child’s costume tutorial and patter. Thanks so much for being here a part of the Handmade Halloween Series Sarah!
Hey Everyone! Time to channel that inner costumer and get ready for the season of Trick-or-Treating with this Children’s peter pan inspired costume tutorial and free pattern. I thought of this costume while preparing for a brithday/costume party. I wanted something my son could run around in and still be easy to make. ::Cue lightbulb moment:: Peter Pan! The design is based off the 2003 Peter Pan movie because it was simple and I feel it has more of a fantasy vibe. This costume is more suited towards indoor Halloweening, but if you trick-or-treat outside, you could slip on some green tights and a green long sleeve shirt. It will look awesome! I hope you enjoy and Happy Sewing!
I’ve included the pattern for the pants, top, and hat. You can print out the patterns, take them to Kinko’s and enlarged 167% to fit a T3 (the hat doesn’t need to be enlarged). When you are ready to print them, set the printer to print the images at a full page. If you need a larger or smaller size, simple add or subtract a few inches from the side seams and waist. Easy-peaze! br />
1 1/2 yards of Green Cotton Fake Leaves Red Feather Green Thread Universal Needle Scissors Buttonhole Foot Pins Marking Tool Tip: If you have the time, it’s helpful to make a muslin version. Use the muslin version to make size adjustments before cutting out of the good fabric.
Step 1 – The Pattern
Print out the provided patterns. Enlarged the pants an top 167% to fit a size T3. To make the hat pattern, simply line up and tape together.I’m going to demonstrate the construction of the pants and top with small paper pattern pieces just to keep things simple.
Double up your fabric and cut out 2 of each pattern piece. Make sure to cut on the grain of the fabric for best results. Once you have all your pieces cut out, finish the raw edges with either a serger or zigzag stitch. If you use the serger, trim off the bare minimum from the seam allowance.
With right sides together, match the front inseam to the back inseam. Make sure you’re matching up the right front pant with the right left pant. If your fabric doesn’t have an obvious “wrong side”, it can get all mixed up. To help me know which side is which, I put a small chalk mark on the wrong side of the fabric.
The inseams are label with an “A”. Sew from the top of the inseam down the hem using a 1/2 seam allowance. Repeat with other two pieces.
Now match up the crotch area of both pant legs and sew a 1/2 inch seam along the u-shape (right sides together). This area is labeled with a ‘B’.
You may want to add an extra line of stitches along the crotch curve for extra security.
If you match up the waist area together, you’ll notice it starts to look like pants. Now, we just need to sew the outside leg seams. Match up the outside leg seam of the front and back (labeled ‘C’) right sides together and sew a 1/2 inch seam. You have pants! Whoo Hoo!
Take your top pattern pieces and match up them up (right sides together) at the shoulder seam. Sew a 1/2 inch seam allowance.
Try to match up the bottom center of the top piece to the center seam of the pants. Pin everything together and sew a 1/2 seam. You will do this to the front and back of the pants. Remember, we are still working on the inside of the costume.
With a marking tool, sketch little upside down triangles to the hem of the shorts. You want it to look torn and tattered. Don’t worry about the lines being even. Sew a straight stitch along the line and then cut along the line making sure not to cut and stitches.
Clip a variety of leaves off your fake plants and either sew them or hot glue them onto the top of the costume. I started at the shoulder seam and worked my way down the front and back.
Step 10: The Hat
The hat pattern should tape together like so:
First, add your buttonholes where they are marked on the pattern. This should be done on the face side of the left hat piece. So, when you are finished, the feather will be on the left. I suggest using an automatic sliding buttonhole foot, however this can be achieved by zigzag stitching 2 narrow rectangles.
With right sides together, sew a 1/4 seam around the front and back edges. Then, turn the bottom (rim) up a 1/4 of an inch as a hem.
Turn everything right sides out and you are ready to party it up in Neverland! I hope your little one enjoys being Peter Pan!