A Pirate Costume


My amazing hubby planned a dude’s weekend trip to Gasparilla Pirate Fest with some of his buddies.  Gasparilla is a fun pirate festival and since my hubby loves boating, he decided to be part of the pirate invasion this year with his own boat.  He asked me if I’d sew him a vest and pants for the trip.  🙂

Check it out!  Pirate Dre made his own boot covers, they are fabric cut to look like a boot leg and he put them over regular brown dress shoes.  Isn’t he so clever?

Pirate Dre VestI left the buttons off the vest because it was being decorated by belts and pirate gear (and I was running out of time!) but I think it came out pretty darn good!  I am a little obsessed with the fabric, it’s so soft and fancy.  Thankfully I still have a yard or so of it to play with.

In case you’re wondering, I used Butterick’s Historical Costume for the vest and pants.  I modified the vest front a bit for a bit of a more swoopy neckline and I extended the pants by 10 inches to ensure they were long enough to be covered by his boot covers.  All in all, I loved the pattern and it was easy to follow.


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