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« on: November 03, 2008 01:15:27 PM »

This is my son's first Halloween and I wanted it to be special.  So, since his favorite book is Don't let the pigeon drive the bus! by Mo Willems, I decided to make him a pigeon costume. 

This was my first sewing project and while the stitches aren't perfectly straight, I think it came out pretty well!

I used the duck pattern from Simplicity #2788 and added felt eyes to the hat to be more pigeon-like.  I had to dye the plush felt myself since I couldn't get it in blue.  Luckily, Paula Burch suggested that I use fabric paint from Dharma Trading since the felt was 100% polyester.  This worked like a charm!

His costume is in 5 pieces: 2 webbed feet, a black bodysuit with blue sleeves, a blue stuffed belly and a hat.

Once I finished his costume, I bought a light green shirt from the good will and added some darker green fabric to the collar and shift cuffs to make my own bus driver costume.  I also reworked a police officer hat from the costume shop to match.

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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2008 01:35:22 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2008 01:48:40 PM »

too cute! He makes a very cute pigeon!

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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2008 02:01:44 PM »

That's an adorable little pigeon you've got there! Smiley
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2008 03:09:09 PM »

omgosh, that is so adorable! I love that book too Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2008 03:15:08 PM »

Very cute! I love it!
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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2008 04:50:25 PM »

I LOVE THIS!! The books are so wonderful my son and I love them. This is just priceless, such a wonderful idea.

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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2008 04:20:49 AM »

We love that pigeon!  What a cool idea!!!!

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« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2008 10:13:46 AM »

due to the cuteness of your son and his costume i just had to buy this book on ebay! Smiley
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2008 10:18:02 AM »

due to the cuteness of your son and his costume i just had to buy this book on ebay! Smiley

Oh wow, that's quite the compliment!  I think you'll like the book especially if you have someone in the under 6-years crowd to share it with.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2008 01:42:27 PM by ssummerer - Reason: spelling » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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