Picture of Caterpillar to Butterfly!
What happens to a very hungry caterpillar?  Why, she turns in to a beautiful butterfly!  I came up with the idea for this costume after giggling at my six month old in her sleep sack.  She sleeps in these 'wearable blankets.'  Basically a sack with armholes and a zipper up the front.  We joke that she looks like a glow worm.  I decided that she needed to be a caterpillar for Halloween.  When else can I dress her up in a bunting costume like this?  Never.  She'll be mobile soon enough.  Anyway, after thinking about the caterpillar costume for a while I decided she needed to be a caterpillar that turns in to a butterfly.  Even better.  So I set about figuring out how to make her costume convertible.

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First thing I did was make a paper pattern.  I traced one of her sleep sacks.  Just one pattern piece.  The back is cut on the fold, front pieces I added seam allowance for a zipper.  Then I drew out the pattern pieces for the wings.  I just used my pattern piece for the bunting for size comparison.  I added an extension to the wings to allow them to be stitched to the back of the bunting.
as91 year ago
imbiglarry1 year ago
Too cute!
lizajanesews (author)  imbiglarry1 year ago
Thank you!
Adorable. Loved the chomped on leaf =)
lizajanesews (author)  cdawisconsin1 year ago
That chomped leaf is probably my favorite part :) Thanks so much!
n33r1 year ago
The Caterpillar/Butterfly seems really Hungry :P !!!
Really great job & very creative idea !!
lizajanesews (author)  n33r1 year ago
She is!! Thanks so much :)
kyluddy1 year ago
That is so creative and cute!!! :)
lizajanesews (author)  kyluddy1 year ago
Thanks! :)
Adorable! Those wings are beautiful!
lizajanesews (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
Thank you!