Toddler Army Uniform Costume from Daddy's ACU's

I hate calling my baby a toddler- how did he get so big??

I’m not going to give a tutorial because I messed it up quite a bit, and didn’t have a very good way of doing it. (I was so frustrated it sat on the floor for almost a month!) The pants we’re super easy though, I made them just like pajama pants, and from the very bottom of the legs on daddy’s ACU’s.

So just enjoy the pictures of my cute little man- they make me cry- and just know that making this is do-able but finding a tutorial elsewhere would be a good idea!

I also want to try putting together a rucksack for him to use as a goody bag and maybe a tan t-shirt for under his jacket. (He was wearing a standard-issue blue’s Clues shirt for some of the pictures:)

Edited: I have gotten tons questions about making this outfit, it was something I made without a pattern (or taking enough pictures) but I did take some pictures of the outfit just laid out so that you can see it better so that maybe they can help more than I can! I do try to take the time to respond to any questions so feel free to leave a comment or email me and I will try to help!
ACU Top Open
ACU Bottoms

11 thoughts on “Toddler Army Uniform Costume from Daddy's ACU's”

  1. So fun! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at ‘Or so she says…’. I would love to have you back again to share even more of your great ideas. There’s a link party kicking off in the morning (every Sat. through Tues.) Hope to see you there!

  2. Does anybody know how or where I can order this and does it come in infant 12 months? Please let me know if u find out thank u 🙂

  3. I’m trying so hard to make those just by looking at your adorable photos and I’m pulling my hair out. I don’t even know where to start on the top. Did you remove he pockets and then reapply them to the top?

    1. I cut the top piece from the top of the ACU’s. I wish I had taken more pictures for you, sorry! First I cut out the middle, like the zipper, velcro and extra fabric and redid the middle so that it took less room and was only velcro. I will try to take some pictures of it without it being worn in the next few days and add them to this post for you! Email me if you have any more questions, and I will do my best to remember what I did!

  4. OMG…I love this. And I’m going to attempt to make it. I have a feeling I’ll be pulling my hair out too. We’ll see how it goes!

    1. Everyday I wish I had taken more pictures for everyone attempting it- maybe I will have to make another soon! Thanks so much for stopping by Good Luck!

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