Flintstones! Meet the Flintstones… well just Pebbles and Bam Bamm. Mr. Viever was a party pooper this year and said he didn’t want to dress up so no Fred and Wilma. This is also the first year that I have made the kids’ costumes so I wanted to do something relatively simple, fun, and themed!
I sent out an SOS to my sewing mama friends. I needed a shorts pattern as I have none. Sure enough they came through for me and pointed me towards Create Kids Couture’s Aidan’s Appliqued Shorts Pattern. I followed the pattern as adding a fleece sash by sewing one edge down as I made the channel for the elastic. The sash I cut based on the measurement from my son’s waistband over his shoulder and back to the waistband for length and then had it about 2.5 inches wide. The bone I free handed out of felt cut two small slashes into the fleece sash and inserted the bone; I left the bone end of the sash unattached. I also chose not to hem the shorts and just cut out ragged triangles instead. Rough and tumble kid is supposed to be from the stone age no hem required! I then stitched on several of the fleece triangles I had cut out to finish off the Bam Bamm look. After he put on the shorts I then safety pinned the bone end of the sash to the shorts. Gave him the club (directions on how I made it below) and we have ourselves Bam Bamm!!
I used a tried and true pattern for me: ModKid’s Baby Hannah. This is the fourth set I’ve made for my daughter. Perfect outfit for California summers. It’s fall now but during the day it’s warm enough to wear and in the evenings I’ll pair it with a long sleeved shirt and leggings. I did learn something from doing Bam Bamm’s costume first. This time I STARTED by sewing on the fleece triangles to the fabric THEN I sewed up the pattern. So much easier then doing it the other way around! To finish of Pebbles look I cut out a felt bone and attached to an alligator hair clip.
Bam Bamm’s Club Tutorial
I knew Bam Bamm needed to have his club but didn’t want to go buy a plastic one that would gather dust. So I grabbed a small baseball bat that S got last year for Christmas and decided I would wrap it! When S saw it this morning, he asked me what it was. I told him it was a club for his Bam Bamm costume. He then asked me if he could open it. I guess my gift wrapping skill could use some work but for club making they are just fine!
Supplies: Small bat, 2 paper bags and Scotch Cover-Up Roll
I used a gift sized paper bag to start and ripped it open along the seams. Then I used that bag to cover the large part of the bat to create more bulk. Secure with scotch cover up roll.
Opening the second full sized paper bag along the seams I then wrapped up the whole bat.
Starting at the handle of the bat I made small strips and wrapped with the cover up roll. Make it tight as you can for a good shape!
Using a square portion of the cover up roll cover up the large end and then use more of the cover up roll to go around the large part of the bat.
Squish, crunch, and “bam bam” a few things for the wrinkles and to make sure your cover up roll is sticking well. Use additional strips as needed!