Arrrr… pirate birthday


I have never before arranged a themed birthday party in my life. However, my pirate-loving son is turning eight soon and we decided to organize a pirate-themed costume party.


I decided to be ambitious and sew a pirate captain costume for my son. I made a pirate coat and turn-up cuffs using some cheap faux-leather. I combined them with a sash made of unbleached sheet cotton and some old leather belts I found in a flea market.


I made a Jack Sparrow type of scarf using red sheet cotton and some beads and some coins a got from a cheap H&M coin-necklace. Hat was originally an old felt hat that had once belonged to my late mother-in-law. I sewed the front and the back of the brim up and taped a pirate sign on it using double-sided tape. (I used the tape to have an option of removing the modifications to use the materials in another costume in the future.)


S was also attending and wanted to be a pirate princess. This took some thinking but I finally came up with something we both liked.


S’s dress was made using the pattern from a Little Red Riding Hood dress in Swedish magazine Allt om Handarbete – Sömnadsmagasin 1/2014. However, I simplified the pattern by making a rectangular skirt which I prefer because I think it not only is simpler but also looks best. Also, my Swedish is a bit rusty, so I did not really bother to translate all the detailed instructions. I added a sash and a scarf and made a small pouch out of faux-leather.


You don’t want to mess with this pirate-princess!


And finally a cake that fit’s to the theme! We had so much fun making this with K! Everything is made of sugar paste except the plastic ship.

  1. Jana

    This is just adorable! Love these costumes so much! Best, Jana

    12 . Jun . 2015

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