Totoro Baby Costume 
I made a May from Totoro baby costume (dress and bag) for my friend’s baby daughter! You can read about how I made this dress below and then download the Totoro baby costume pattern at the bottom. Enjoy!
Totoro Baby Costume

The costume dress and bag are fully lined. Both would benefit from being made from something stiffer than your typical cotton broadcloth or quilting cotton, or being interfaced for body/stiffness.

I added some decorative stitches along the hem (optional). Some sewing machines have built in decorative stitches, I used leaves.


  •  1 1/2″+ yard of pink fabric for the dress.
  •  1/2″ yard yellow fabric for the bag.
  •  3, 18mm sized pink buttons.

Cut the first set of front and back on the fold and then use the cut-out full front and back fabric pieces to cut the lining front and back. (This way you can carefully use up the remaining yardage, there’s just barely enough and they won’t be perfectly on the grain.)

To complete your May from Totoro baby costume you’ll need:

  •  a cute cotton or knit collared, puff-sleeved white shirt
  •  white puffy bloomers or diaper cover
  •  trim up a baby straw hat
  •  do your girl’s hair up in pigtails with pink ball ponytail holders…
  •  and perhaps put some acorns or a small Totoro plush in her bag!

Take some photos of your girl picking flowers or playing in trees or bushes!

  • Please note, this pattern is only what I’m guessing is 18-24 mo size, though you might be able to scale it. It hasn’t been beta tested other than me making it. If you’re concerned about fit, please make a muslin and try it on your child, first!
  •  This pattern and the subsequent items you make out of it are for personal use only, no resale or for profit.

 You can find the May Totoro baby costume pattern files here. (

Creative Commons License
May Dress and Bag Pattern by Aimee Steinberger is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Rapunzel Fabric

Hey folks, in the spirit of the holidays, I’ve decided to finally put my Rapunzel fabrics up on Spoonflower publicly! So if you wanted to make your own Rapunzel, or just want a Rapunzel floral pillow or whatever, here you go! There is a fabric for the bodice and a fabric for the skirt. I used Spoonflower Cotton Sateen for the Rapunzel bodice and Silk Crepe de Chine for the skirt, but you can use whatever you enjoy best.

If you want more information on how to make your own Rapunzel costume, please see my costume page about it here! Goodluck!

Merry Christmas!

Rapunzel Fabric


I’ve decided to put some of my original drawings up for sale on ebay to help offset the cost of Christmas presents. So maybe you’d like to give one of these as a present, or just keep for yourself? I don’t sell my original drawings that often, so if you’d like one, have at!

My ebay seller name is aimee, or you should be able to click here to view the available drawings. I put them up for a short 5 day auction so that I can get them out for folks before Christmas, hopefully!