I spent too much money and time making these Diego/Alicia costumes for my 3 y.o. daughter and her best friend. Awfully cute, though.
Here's the basic ensemble. I used McCall's 3416 for the vest. Downloaded the Animal Rescue Center patch from the net and printed it on iron-on transfer paper.
Aaaaaaahhhh Rescue Pack! I used McCall's 2933, but I had to resize it for a 3 y.o.'s frame. In doing so, I miscalculated and made the gusset 1.5" too long. I caught the error and corrected it, but not before I had eased in the extra 1.5" on the first one. That was a pain. I hate easing to begin with. The rescue pack is lined with cute Diego licensed print cotton. I had planned to applique the face on the flap, but ran out of steam.
Here's an action shot, complete with Baby Jaguar:
And the rescue pack, as modeled by my baby son:
I wish I could say my kid loves it and adores me for making it, but she doesn't seem to care that much. In fact, when I finished the first rescue pack, she took one look at it and said, "where's the zipper? Diego's has a zipper. I don't want it without a zipper. Can't we just buy one?" Jeez Louise. I improvised an exterior zippered pocket on the second one because I couldn't bear to think that she would reject it after all my work. It's a thankless job sometimes, isn't it?