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Topic: Go, Diego, Go! Vests and Rescue Packs for my Girl and her Pal  (Read 2473 times)
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« on: September 06, 2007 05:36:56 AM »

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? 
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2007 05:42:44 AM »

awesome job! if it makes you feel any better MY son would love it!  Grin
Yeah sometimes kids just need a good whack on the head! LOL I'm just kidding! Grin

« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2007 05:55:30 AM »

I HAVE to make a rescue pack for my sons.  They would love it.  I am always making purses for others and I think they get a little jealous.  My one son likes Dora better but I cant let him wear a purple backpack (Can I?)  Great job Cheesy  and cute kids.  I have two boys (5 and 2).
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2007 08:09:34 PM »

I think it is awesome!  My DD would love it.  Kids.... Undecided
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2007 09:39:47 AM »

Thanks for this post!  Not only is what you did really cute...it also helped me find the perfect pattern to create Ash Ketchum's (Pokemon) outfit for my son for Halloween.  Thanks!

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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2007 11:55:47 AM »

omg, the vest is adorable!  And the rescue packs - brillant!  It's perfect, I'm awed by your dedication! 


« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2007 06:11:37 AM »

Fantastic--your kids will look back years from now and be in awe of your skills.  This is what I tell myself anyway.

I love the rescue packs--great idea, even better execution!
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