This Pirate costume was intended for play time with the kids.
Pirate accessories are easy to come by this time of year (a great time to stock up on any dress-up toys).
The hook and gold coins were bought at either a party supply store or a dollar store.
I made the patch by cutting out a “D” shaped piece of cardboard, and an oval piece of black felt. I folded
the felt in half, to correspond to the “D” shaped piece of cardboard. Before stitching the two sides
together with a blanket stitch, I ran the string through the top, so it could be tied to the Pirate’s head.
The Pirate Jacket was the real success of this play costume! I had this large piece of mint-green fleece
and smaller bits of dark blue fleece in my fabric stash. I’m not a big fan of using precious time and materials to make play-things as good as everyday things. I REALLY didn’t want to go buy a jacket pattern and go through all that hassle, for a Pirate Jacket that was bound to not get much use. Then
I remembered I had a “Felt Wee-folk” book by Sally Mavor, with a tiny pirate jacket pattern.
If it’s good enough for a two inch man, then it’s good enough for a play-time Pirate costume! It’s a great and simple, fold-over pattern that could be translated into a lot of dress-up outerwear. I used some gold filigree plastic
buttons from my stash to add faux cufflinks and buttons on the front.
Any buccaneer or scallywag would be proud to wear this costume!
P.S. http://weefolkstudio.com/ is Sally Mavor's website!