- White T-shirts
- Black sweat pants
- Heat Transfer Vinyl
- Diecutting Machine
- 1 yard each of 3 different fabric designs.
- 1.5 inch elastic
- Black Ribbon
The boys bottoms were easy for sure and only took about 5 minutes to get both pairs done. My boys loved that they were comfy and adjustable! You could also search thrift stores for black pants and cut them too. For the girls, we went with fabric tutus.
First thing I did was take the elastic and measure our waistlines. Then I cut the elastic to fit us, used my sewing machine and sewed the ends together and then double checked the fit on both of us. You could also easily hand sew the ends, I just was going for quick and my sewing machine was already out.
Next, I cut the fabric into strips varying from 1.5 inches to 2.5 inches in width. After they were cut, I made piles of the different fabrics and started to tie them onto the elastic in a random pattern. You can see how I tied them in the photo above. I just continued to tie them on until the entire elastic was full.
Once the bottoms were done, I went ahead and started on the tops. First, I made everyone try on their shirts and I measured from the center of the collar down about 2-3 inches depending on the person and made a straight cut down. Then I had everyone take their shirt off and I converted the straight cut into a “V-shape” and made little slits on each side of the “V” and threaded the black ribbon through.
Finally, I used my die-cutting machine to cut out the file from above and personalized it for each person. Once they were cut out, I layered them on each shirt to create our little Mickey pirates.
When pirate night came, we were ready! We also got a ton of compliments on our costumes and to top it off, we were also really comfy. Under the tutu the girls wore black leggings and I made some Mickey ears with a pirate theme to them as well. I was going to include that tutorial, but honestly I just googled, how to make Mickey Ears and went with it. They were a little rough for sure, but looked cute.
Pirate day is full of fun! The whole day is complete with all the pirate activities you could imagine. We had a blast at the Disney Junior Pirate Party with Jake and Sophia and then enjoyed an awesome dinner complete with Pirate themed servers and a little show.
Disney does provide every guest with their own Pirates In the Caribbean bandana to keep and wear and nearly everyone does! It is such a blast to dress up, play, pretend and laugh with each other. We had a great time!
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