Sunday, October 23, 2011

She-Werewolf...from a vintage Simplicity 9206 pattern!

I keep saying this every time I mention this project, but I am SO happy with how it came out. This is the werewolf costume I made for my 7 year old daughter for Halloween. We had to hunt for a pattern that she liked, and when we found this one, the smallest one I could find was the 8-10. She's no 8, so I had to re-size the pattern pieces myself to make her a 6, which is something I've never done before.

There was virtually no "fitting" to this costume. It went together like a raglan sleeve set of zip up pajamas. A nice easy fit so that she can wear clothes underneath. As great as this looks, it certainly is no Project Runway garment.

We were looking for something scary, but still, well, cute. I think we found it!

Maybe a little tough. 7 year old girls don't get to feel tough very much.

Of course, the tail was a HUGE hit. There was much butt swinging and wagging to see how she could get the tail to move.

She did a lot of practicing with her "RRRAAAARRR" noises and holding up her claws. I am told that we have to cut the teeth out of the hood part. She tells me that she thinks she looks like she's in the werewolf's mouth.

Best of all, it's made of FUR. So it's super warm, and plenty cozy enough to actually lounge around in.

Given our success this year, I can absolutely see making more costumes in my future.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sneak Peak - She werewolf

I will be doing a much longer post about the costume I made for my daughter this year, but I finished the hood today and just cannot stand the cuteness. She doesn't like the teeth, so I promised her I wouldn't post this on Facebook (mwahahah!) until I take the teeth off for her. But this isn't Facebook, is it? The costume has a full body with a tail, and I am thrilled with how it came out.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Child's Artist Beret Tutorial PDF

So, what's it been, a year?? And I finally found the time to learn how to make my tutorial into a PDF and make it linkable to my blog. Feeling very proud of myself actually!

So here is where you can find the one page version PDF.

And here's my daughter wearing her beret. She says it makes her feel very artistic!