A week or two ago my girls got invited to a pirate themed birthday party. "What fun!" they said, "With what costume?" I said. So we put our heads together and came up with two pirate costumes, for very little money.
First, I made them each a skirt. I didn't have any pirate themed fabric in my stash, but I did have heaps of this red with white stripes. So that is what I used. I used a pattern I already had, but seriously, a girls skirt with an elastic waist has to be the easiest thing to make.
Next I made them each a pirate vest. For this I bought a meter of red velvet fabric on Ebay. It cost £3.70 including shipping. I used a free pattern, from leila & ben. Super easy pattern, though it only went up to 5T so I had to make it a bit bigger. They are red velvet on the outside, and more of the fabric I used for the skirt as the lining. Buttons are from my stash.
For the head we just made a simple head scarf out of the extra red velvet. These were just cut into long rectangles and tied around their heads. I let them pick out leggings and shirts, I like them to have some say in what they wear.
|Their swords are very old--check out the curve!|