I haven't sewn from a store-bought pattern since seventh grade home ec. But how hard could it be? I used McCall's 2854.
And, um, came up a little short in places. I wasn't really paying attention. It was late. You know how long it takes to get Starboy into bed.
So...I pieced some bits back on. It was fine. Really. It turned out fine. It was like quilting, a little.
"Only two hours sewing time!" the ad on the pattern envelope crowed. Okay, that was total baloney. But maybe if you know how to cut out a pattern, follow directions, and choose fabric that doesn't shred on the edges, you could do it in that amount of time.
Picky, picky, picky.
The belt is a Goodwill find, cut down with a pair of scissors. The corduroy bag is an old Dickies purse from a previous Goodwill trip; I embroidered a felt leaf on it to cover the logo, and am in the process of sewing on more leaves and acorns. The red cross-body belt? Goodwill as well.
The cape pulled at his neck, so I created a string between the hook-and-eye attachments so he could wear the cape over one shoulder like they do in the movies. I also had added a few inches to the length, which turned out to be not such a great idea with this new fastener system. Ah well, in two months I'm sure it will fit perfectly.
birthday. I hope to get some sort of stretch pants to complete the outfit for Halloween, but since last year he came up with his own idea in the eleventh hour (and he's made rumblings about being an owl or a bat), I'm not sure I should be in a rush about it.
A bow an arrow was added later, but more on that tomorrow.
Starboy loved it, and loved the party and dashing around in the wood with the big kids. He wore the costume and hat all day, which was the best compliment of all for mommy.