I found the owl and the tiger on sale at Wally's for 3 bux today. I do not have a serger, though. Did you just cut away the excess from the sides and taper it at the waist?
yep thats just what I did . My serger is down for repairs right now so I used a simple wide zig zag stitch then went over that with a straight stitch to lock the seems good and tight . I often use zig zag in place of serging , and it works really good for creating a nice finished looking seam you just have to trim the extra material off by hand