Jo-Ann Fabric had a Labor Day sale so I took advantage of the 40% off all felt and 10% off coupon for the thread and fabric. Over all, the costumes will cost less than $10 each! I was so excited to start making the cupcake costume so I started yesterday and finished it this morning after adding the top two layers. Now I just need to find a thick headband to make the strawberry "hat". I have never made anything this big (other than a small toddler quilt) so I had no idea how this would turn out. Thankfully, Katelyn likes it and I am pretty impressed with it myself! Haha! Now I have to try my hand at sewing a shark costume. Yikes!
Through this project, I learned that pinning fabric really helps and is worth the extra time (I HATE pinning and have skipped this annoying step before only to rip out half the stitches...). And if something you want to do seems too big or too difficult, try it anyway. You never know...it just might turn out beautifully! Get up, do it, and it will cause you to become more creative and more inspired to try something else you may have been wanting to do.
* The first picture is the Pottery Barn costume. The second is Katelyn's costume I made. "I'm a beautiful cupcake!" says Katelyn.