Dress-Up Tutorials for Labor Day

I usually only think of Labor Day as one of the bookends of summer. It’s not a day that garners as much attention as more popular holidays, but there is still fun to be had aside from barbeques and final trips to the beach! Try using the day as a chance to celebrate different occupations!  Here are 5 fun options for dress-up clothes along with tutorials to show you how to make them yourself!

Construction Worker Tutorial

This construction worker’s vest is super-easy to put together. Pair it with a plastic construction hat and your little one is set! Go see Subtle-tee for the details on how to make it.

Chef’s Hat Tutorial

Check out the how-to for these adorable chef’s hats at Skip to my Lou! Once you’ve got the hats made, go ahead and bring your little one into the kitchen with you to whip up a simple recipe. 🙂


Firefighter Dress-Up Tutorial

Feeding my Kid shows how she used a woman’s button-up shirt to make this firefighter’s jacket for her son.


Nurse Dress-up Tutorial

Check out these awesome nurse’s outfits from Ikat Bag. She offers the pattern for the cap on her blog and has photos of the front and back of the apron for those who’d like to have a go at making their own.

Postal Carrier Bag Tutorial

My girls love to pretend to deliver hand-written notes or special “packages” to various “mailboxes” throughout the house. I know they would love to have a mail bag like a real mail carrier! Go to Create Studio for the tutorial!


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