Sunday, October 18, 2009

No laughing, please...

Did I mention that I have to make Seeger's Halloween costume?

And I don't do sew??

I've started the project and it's going reasonably well considering my skill level. I've never made an article of clothing before. I don't know how to work a pattern. So I'm making it up as I go. I bought three yards of pink flannel, had Seeger lie on top of two layers, drew an outline of his body, added a pointy head, cut it out, and sewed it together, leaving openings for the hands and feet.

No laughing now but here's how it turned out.

(Remember, no laughing!!)

Okay, so you can laugh. How could you not laugh at this quality workmanship? I love that the pants are too short. And one sleeve is longer than the other. I had to cut a slit in the back for him to get it on. And I knew his face would be covered but I wasn't sure how to do it.

After some research, aka web surfing/image googling, I decided to cut a hole for his face and make Patrick's face on top of it. I bought some felt and went to work and I have to say, I love the results. I was very impressed with myself (except when I sewed the front of the eyelashes to the back of the head. That wasn't very impressive. It's since been fixed.) I seriously love this picture. I pull it up every once in awhile and gaze it longingly, so proud of myself. True story.

I still need to do Patrick's swimsuit - lime green with purple flowers. Then we're adding pink socks (since the pants are SO SHORT) and pink mittens. We'll stuff the head and belly and be good to go.

Not bad for a homemade costume.


Deanna said...

OK, so that is adorable! And better than my suggestion! ROFL! I made a Blues Clues costume for my daughter once, along similar lines. She didn't mind wearing it. ;-)

Heather T said...

That. Is. Great.

I am impressed that it came out this well, given that this is your first stab at sewing clothing!

We're a butterfly and a bee this year. Guess which girl is being which? I'll tell you this: it's a lot easier to do costumes when the kids become handy themselves.