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« on: November 08, 2012 10:54:48 AM »

So, I see that another person has already posted a Coraline costume, complete with Other Mother. That was my plan this year, but plans fall apart... My daughter wanted to be a specific look from Coraline, and wanted me to be the corresponding Other Mother look (which is actually by that time the Beldam, I think) but in the spring I had costume pieces to make for the Midwest Haunters Convention, in the summer, I had to make some costume pieces for the Lincoln ZombieFest, in addition to busting butt to help organize it, and in September and October, I made a commissioned piece for a friend's cosplay, in addition to training actors for and supervising in a haunted house. I ran out of time for Other Mother, and my poor kid had to be a lonely Coraline. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, though.

My 9 year old wears a ladies size small, and so I went with a unisex adult PJ pattern, and like the other Coraline-maker, wound up hand-stamping polka dots. (No surprise, note a huge availability on bright orange fabric with pink and white dots.) The PJs came out too big, as you can see, but they're cozy and she gets to play dressup when going to sleep, which she thinks is a lot of fun. She's a stickler for detail, which is why the PJs HAD to have the pink edging, and even though you can't see them under the vest, pale blue buttons. I already owned the quilted vest and the captain's hat, and Kit was very VERY disappointed that I didn't get the red messenger back and red sneaker-covers done. We tried dyeing her hair blue, but it just turned black, so we did end up having to get a blue wig, last minute, which didn't work amazingly well. And she's wearing her own freckles.

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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012 11:20:10 PM »

You've put so much work into this, it's great, especially because those 'jamas will be worn for a long time to come.
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2012 08:46:26 AM »

Thanks. Cheesy Kit was really happy with it, even though I didn't get everything finished. (She really wanted to use Coraline's red messenger bag for her trick-or-treat bag.) It was a really simple pattern, so the sewing part wasn't really amazing or anything, but it makes me think Kit definitely needs more dressup jammies.
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2012 08:59:56 AM »

great job.  I love the jammies.
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