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Newborn Candy Corn costume pattern

October 22, 2010

What could be sweeter than a three-week-old baby candy corn? Last year I had Grace’s first Halloween costume planned almost as soon as I found out I was due in October. Even before I knew her name. Or that she was a her. But “planned” is the key word in that sentence, because I didn’t end up making this until after she was two weeks old and Halloween was days away. And did I mention she wanted to be held for about 20 hours a day? So I designed this easy bunting, which can be made in one and a half naps (although I make no guarantees, if your newborn sleeps like Gracie did–or didn’t–at that time!).

If you know a newborn in need of a simple and sweet costume this year, here’s my suggestion! Click here to download my PDF pattern and instructions (sorry for the page by page. I wanted to make sure it maintained proper dimensions and Word wasn’t cooperating):

Sula’s Newborn Candy Corn costume instructions

pattern p. 1

pattern p.2

pattern p. 3

pattern p. 4

A few notes before we begin:

Firstly, this candy corn bunting is designed to be worn as a costume only. It is not intended to be worn for sleeping or extended time periods. My goal was to make it simple to sew, and easy to take on and off the baby.

And keep in mind that I am not a designer, so by downloading this pattern you are agreeing to take your costuming in your own hands, and to exercise your slack-cutting abilities in regards to me. In other words, no whining! (That being said, shoot me an email and I’ll try to help however I can if you get stuck somewhere. Because we all know it’s not you, it’s me.)

Secondly, Grace was about 8 lbs. when she wore this. You may want to measure a current sleeper against my pattern to make sure it is long enough.

Thirdly, I ended up adding darts at the tie line on my original costume, but in my test run as I was writing up this pattern I couldn’t figure out why I needed them. The bunting is simple enough that you don’t really need any shaping. If someone makes this and finds that you DO need the darts, please let me know so I can amend the pattern for others!

Fourthly, this pattern is for personal use only. In a similar vein, do not use my daughter’s pictures, but feel free to link to this page.

Enjoy, and I’d love to see your finished project in action! Or just send candy…

6 Comments leave one →
  1. October 22, 2010 11:43 am

    Where oh where can I find a newborn? This is the cutest idea!

  2. October 24, 2010 3:36 pm

    This is SO SWEET!!! I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:


  3. girlwhoknits permalink
    October 25, 2010 5:07 pm

    Ahhh! SO cute! Candy Corns have always been one of my favorite treats so this is right up my alley!

  4. November 9, 2010 11:19 pm

    This is so cute! I wanted to let you know that the PDF pattern linked to pattern p. 2 is the same as pattern p. 3.

    • sulafaye permalink*
      November 10, 2010 9:17 am

      Oh no! I’ve fixed it, but thank you so much for the heads up!


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