One of the nights on the cruise is a pirate party. Weirdly enough Jason and I already have pirate costumes from a youth group event, but the girls don't. I am not too fond of flimsy store bought ones and the handmade ones I found on Ebay were a fortune. I also needed to make four, one for each of the cousins. Inspired by a $75 one I found I set out to make my own, for much less and during naptime. I got these shirts on clearance from Gymboree for $4 and I bought a yard of black felt for another $4.I made a super simple skirt with an elastic waist and then made the hem all pirate crazy. Then I made a little corset using my handy Crop-a-dile to set the eyelets for the ribbon. That's it. How stinking cute did it come out? In one hour I had four costumes made for just about five dollars each. Take that $75 Ebay lady!
So with that awsome savings I splurged on these fun tights I found on Etsy. I can't wait to see all of the little pirate girls! I just might have Halloween done in July! Instead of 10 minutes before we go trick or treating!