Recently we had a fairy and elf party for my son to go to. Luckily, he already had a pirate costume and I had some green felt left over from a Christmas project from about three years ago, I didn’t need much more then that!
What I needed:
Pirate costume top. (You could supplement for a brown t-shirt.)
Brown or green thread.
1 red lipstick (or facepaint if you can find yours, I couldn’t!)
1 brown eyeliner (or facepaint, see above!)
Cut 4 different sized leaf shapes from the felt. (Keep the off cuts.)
I needed one large one to cover the skull and crossbones emblem and I cut three more smaller ones. They were very roughly cut and looked like all sorts of different leaves! I then laid them out on the top until I was happy with the look.
Using a simple running stitch, I sewed down the centre of the leaves, just a single line as I was in a bit of a hurry and I thought it would make it easier if he wanted to return it to a pirate costume after.
I then stitched the little bits of the felt off cuts the edges of the sleeves, totally randomly and using just a couple of stitches that I went over and over a few times.
I then added some large red circles to my son’s cheeks with the red lipstick and drew on some eyeliner freckles.
Obviously because I’d gone to all that effort, he took it off soon after got to the party and refused to wear it again but at least he arrived looking the part! 😀