A couple of years ago, I made a Gingerbread Man costume using Simplicity 2537 and I asked my friend if her son, Aiden, would wear the outfit for some pictures.
My friend, Melissa, surprised me by baking a big batch of Gingerbread Man cookies, which we used during the mini photo shoot. The picture of Aiden in his costume eating the cookies from the tray turned out to be my favorite photo.
I made the body of the costume using brown fleece, and I had fun selecting a festive cotton print for the bowtie and the inside of the hood. I coordinated large purple buttons with silver rick-rack for trim.
My purpose for trying out this pattern was to have fun and to try something new. The fact that I got some super cute pictures was an added bonus.