You can see the full post on Connor's Little Monster 1st Birthday HERE.
I wanted to share some more details about Connor's Little Monster 1st Birthday party. The first thing I did when planning his party was to make him a birthday outfit. Since the party is centered around monsters, I wanted his outfit to feature a monster on it.
I used my Silhouette and sewable interfacing to cut out the "One-Eyed Monster" image from one of my husband's old button down shirts. I removed the eyelashes because I didn't want it to look too girly :) I also cut out the letters for his name from the same material, I then sewed around the edges of everything to attach.
For the pants, I used Dana's Knee Pad Pants tutorial. Unfortunately I used one of Connor's smaller pairs of pants to make the pattern and I realized AFTER making the pants that I seriously underestimated his chunk. Because of that, I had to make a button closure at the top rather than making the waist a simple elastic waist.
I really like the closure, but Connor still had a hard time wearing the pants because even with the added stretch of the elastic loops, the pants were still too small.
I'm just glad they looked good for the photos. That's what really matters, right? ;)