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« on: July 01, 2007 10:57:19 AM »

Not sure if this is the right board for this,  as it's not exactly clothes.
Ran this up this afternoon, as my son has spent the last week pretending to be a sea turtle some days and a tortoise on others.

He helped me with all of this, the cutting, the sewing, the drawing of the markings on it.   I would have liked to have spent more time, shaping the shell and perhaps sewing the shapes on, but really it was his project, not mine.

He's only just taken it off now to go to bed,  and as the shell was stuffed with a pillow he has taken it with him.
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2007 11:12:56 AM »

Cute!  I can't tell which is cuter, the kid or the turtle costume.  Did you start with a pillowcase or did you make up the pattern?

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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2007 12:16:03 PM »

...Awww!  Cheesy
I like the creativity of the costume and the fact that he pretends to be a turtle. You'll have to show this to him when he gets older!
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2007 12:30:23 PM »

This is great!  I wish I had done something like this when my oldest was enthralled with Ninja Turtles.  He was around 6 (now 23) and he colored himself completely with green permanent marker.  LOL.

Tell  your son he has a great project there.
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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2007 01:06:58 PM »

*LOFL* Grin How incredibly cute!!!

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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2007 01:20:01 PM »

Sooooooooooo cute! Your son is a great little craftster, and your a great craftster parent!

« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2007 02:49:31 PM »

This is WONDERFUL!!  Just went into my "Craft-Lift" file Grin

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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2007 03:45:05 PM »

Thanks for all your kind remarks.  It was great fun to make this with him,  he loves helping me "have making moments" as he calls them. 

Cute!  I can't tell which is cuter, the kid or the turtle costume.  Did you start with a pillowcase or did you make up the pattern?

we started with the pillow, cut two rectangles of the green to fit the pillow,  then sewed them together sandwiching the edges of the beige rectangle into the seams on the shoulders and sides.  we then roughly hemmed the loose edges of the beige (arms, neck and bottom.)  Stuffed the pillow between the green and sewed the bottom shut.   Then drew the markings on the shell with a permanent marker.

It only took us about an hour to do, as it is just roughly put together, theres not a staight seam on it.   I just hope he doesn't want to wear it to nursery tomorrow.
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2007 05:35:57 AM »

You are a lifesaver! My son wants to be a ninja turtle for halloween and I was racking my brain on how to make the shell! Thanks, you did a great job!!
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2007 05:59:54 AM »

Awww. Cute.

My mom tells me that when I was younger, I wanted either to be a turtle or a man when I grew up. I coulda used one of these shells. =]

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