Hello, we're back from the tour day!
The last week really got busy as there were all kinds of things I still had to fix, and one of the girls was out of town, so no chance of trying the costume on her.
The second one suddenly crazed out and refused to wear the Squirtle costume, saying it is too tight for her and she can't stand it. *sigh* We have this sooo often, all of a sudden the trousers are too tight or just "too small" - when the day before everything was totally perfect. So I had to do a very fast switch, giving Squirtle to oldest daughter and modifying Quilava so that middle one can wear it AND oldest one can claim it afterwards. Phew. And, not having already enough on my plate, on saturday I decided to redo the Raichu-trousers instead of just making them a bit wider... but youngest one really could not get into them. Lucky for me I *just* had enough of that orange fabric left...
And of course I forgot to take pics, I just have these few:
Squirtles tail, stuffed but not sewed in the structure.
Two parts of the trousers destined to be Quilava's legs. I had an old pattern for a fitting trouser and cut front and back in half, lengthwise. Then I retraced them on paper, but this time giving them curves for (later) knee and foot. Then I cut the fabric and sewed them back together, now getting some kind of "bag" where I had added the curves. After sewing in a dart I had a perfect "animal leg" - I guess a picture says it better than I can:
See the legs?
Well, and now to the action shots:
Last not least: we made one of the three "first places" - they chose the best three out of, about, 40 costumes, and Squirtle was one of them. But best thing was, how many people asked if they could take a pic of my three little pokemon!
Happy but tired,