So I bought my daughter some puppets and her favorite one was the flamingo. This poor flamingo puppet endured many, many, beak biting sessions from my 10 & 1/2 month old. She constantly slobbered all over this poor birds beak and I would have to hide him from her so he could dry out. So this year being my daughter’s first Halloween, I decided to make her baby flamingo DIY costume. Why not dress her up as the very thing she loves, right?
So I don’t sew really, unless it is to hem pants. I borrowed my sisters sewing machine and went to the fabric store. I did not have a pattern, I just looked at pictures of flamingos on the internet to get the basic shapes. For the head I just knew it needed to be cute so I looked at more pictures and looked at the puppet and came up with the head on my own. Of course I had to make it a girl so I added eyelashes.
Oh I also just safety pinned the whole bird to a hoodie sweatshirt so I could detach it and she could just wear the jacket for the season. I really had fun doing this, it was a good but fun challenge to come up with shapes and sewing them together, sometimes more than once.