"Halloween 2010" Thrift Store Thursday: Sock Monkey Baby Cos...

Added Oct 28, 2010

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Oh….my….goodness. Eloise is soooo cute. How did I get such a cute baby? I just want to bury my face into her cheeks. And I love the way she smells. And her hair is so soft. Okay. Okay. Enough about Eloise.

With Eloise being so little around Halloween I realized that this year was possibly the only time in my life when I would be able to sew a cute sock monkey costume. I originally bought what I thought was sock monkey material, at least it looked like sock monkey material, online. But when I came in the mail it was cotton weave fabric with a sock monkey design. That’s stupid. So I really didn’t know what I was going to do.

Eloise is so little that I thought maybe I could sew a couple Fox River Mills socks together. But I’d have to buy it online AND time was running out. So yesterday I went to the thrift store and searched for a sweater that looked like the Fox River Mills material. It actually wasn’t that hard. See below. Maybe I lucked out but I only had to stop at one place, The Salvation Army. All I looked for was mixed brown and off white woven knit sweater. I also found a cream colored sweater for the feet and hands.

I then used an infant pajama pattern, tweaked it a bit and came up with this. Sock monkey Eloise! She actually doesn’t like it that much though. She likes to suck on her fingers and the costume keeps her from doing that. We’re taking the girls out tonight to go Trick or Treating. I hope she holds up.

Stay tuned tomorrow for ANOTHER Halloween costume!

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Intermediate

Categories

Season
Fall
For
Children
Garment Type
Costume
Style
Other
Material
Cotton

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    Nov 21, 2010, 02.50 AMby cantare

    This is too cute it should be illegal! A sweater into that? Consider your awesome idea stolen by me. :)

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    Nov 1, 2010, 03.17 PMby wackyblonde

    This brings on the “awes” . Too darn cute.

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    Oct 30, 2010, 11.30 PMby dnembhard

    what an adorable costume!

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    Oct 30, 2010, 04.56 PMby kelepso

    I’ve never seen anything more adorable and I love the concept!

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    Oct 30, 2010, 03.46 PMby dewreb

    This is definitely the best halloween costume I’ve ever seen!

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    Oct 30, 2010, 02.42 PMby Lucha Suarez

    so cute!!!!!

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    Oct 30, 2010, 03.10 AMby distie

    I wish I had something thoughtful to say, but all that comes to mind is “AHHHHH!! SO ADORABLE!!!” :)

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    Oct 29, 2010, 08.55 PMby tinybows

    soooo adorable!

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    Oct 29, 2010, 12.44 PMby liliashp

    Oh my goodness cute. This is so perfect for a baby.

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    Oct 29, 2010, 10.03 AMby mandrych

    There are few things more adorable than your baby and her costume!

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    Oct 29, 2010, 08.21 AMby tawnda

    Too. Dang. Cute!! Great Job!

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    Oct 29, 2010, 02.15 AMby puffling

    If only my little monkeys weren’t already too big, I would frantically try to make this before Sunday!

    You could alter the monkey hands so that they flip back (like some newborn jammies do); that way she could tolerate it better.

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    Oct 29, 2010, 01.24 AMby lizajane09

    oh my goodness, cutest sock monkey ever!

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    Oct 28, 2010, 11.00 PMby zeegang

    lovely idea. very cute.

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    Oct 28, 2010, 10.28 PMby Ashlee Nemo

    aw, p.s. my daughter’s name is elouise :) this costume, and our babies are the 3 cutest things EVER.

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    Oct 28, 2010, 10.25 PMby Ashlee Nemo

    O.M.G. this is so stinkin cute!

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    Oct 28, 2010, 10.03 PMby fosteretalk

    I had to show this to everyone in my house. It is so creative and perfect for the little tricker-or-treaters. I LOVE it.

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    Oct 28, 2010, 09.08 PMby claudine01

    That is such an adorable photo I can’t stand it.

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    Oct 28, 2010, 08.33 PMby seussian

    This has to be the most amazing thing I’ve seen all day! You have an ADORABLE baby, She is so cute. God bless you, MgJ

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    Oct 28, 2010, 07.28 PMby vintagegal

    Oh my gosh! As if that baby is not the most adorable little thing on the planet, you go and up the cuteness factor exponentially with that costume! What a great idea for a costume-she will steal the Halloween show!

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    Oct 28, 2010, 07.08 PMby wackyblonde

    This is about the cutest costume for a baby that I have ever seen.

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    Oct 28, 2010, 06.35 PMby smurfette2010

    I LOOOOVE sock monkeys! This is such a great idea!!!

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    Oct 28, 2010, 05.15 PMby chillwear

    A sock monkey costume, is there anything cuter, I think NOT! Love, love this. Great job as always!

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    Oct 28, 2010, 04.57 PMby be-bops1

    so cute!!!

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    Oct 28, 2010, 04.49 PMby michelle ><><><

    Totaly Awesome, i love sock monkeys if a had a baby still i would have to do this.Great job! <><,michelle

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