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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: The Little Chef on: November 07, 2008 06:13:39 PM

I just scaled it down a few inches, and I probably shouldn't have. The hat just fit.

It is adjustable with velcro in the back, so you can get a lot of use out of it.
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: The Little Chef on: November 02, 2008 07:19:15 PM
Thanks for the feedback!

And so true about having all the stuff at home. I even used my own eyeliner for the mustache. It stayed on so well, I can't figure out why it doesn't stay on me all day!
3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / The Little Chef on: November 02, 2008 06:32:47 PM
This is my first post here on Craftster so bear with me!

This year, I was at a loss for what to dress my 15 month old, Matthew, up as. His big brother went back and forth about what he wanted to be, but was leaning towards Star Wars. I though, great, I'll get a little Yoda costume for the baby and be done with it. But no, 2 weeks before Halloween, big brother picks a Werewolf costume.
So, I dig through my stash fabric for inspiration. I find some very nice white stretch twill, meant to be pants but never go around to it. That same day, the baby was in the kitchen with me playing with pots and pans. I thought, hey, maybe I could do a little chef costume! I dug up an old Mccalls boys button down shirt pattern and set about trying to modify it. I extended each front side panel out about 4 inches, added a stand collar, sewed on some big white buttons and voila, chef jacket! I also had a small amount of navy and cream check fabric, just enough for the pants. The hat was a pattern I found online. The jacket and hat are closed with Velcro since I didn't want to deal with trying to button eight buttons on a kid who can't stand still for more than a few seconds. Lastly, we threw on his red Chucks and he was good to go! Excuse the orange number tag, that is from the costume contest he was in. He won Cutest!

Eating a Kit Kat

The Mustache was DH's idea, and it totally made the costume!

Eating the props

Thanks for looking!

Edited to add the best part: Total cost, about 2 bucks for buttons and velcro.
4  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Re: Simplicity 3686 - easy, versatile pants pattern on: October 27, 2008 07:28:07 PM
Thanks for the tips!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Tutorial for my homemade packing tape dressform on: October 25, 2008 08:18:01 PM
Wow. Great job.

I wonder if I can talk my DH into doing this for me?Huh?
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Holy Cow! I made a coat!! McCalls 5525 on: October 25, 2008 08:06:21 PM
Exceptional job!! It looks great, and I think it is perfect with just the three buttons. More stylized that your traditional trench with 6. I think you should leave it like that, and just add small buttons on the inside if keeping it shut and even are an issue.

Would love to see a pic of the lining and also on you.
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Green houndstooth coat on: October 25, 2008 08:03:10 PM
Well done! Coats are difficult, but sooo worth it!
8  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Re: Simplicity 3686 - easy, versatile pants pattern on: October 25, 2008 07:47:26 PM
These look great on you! Can I ask how tall you are? I can never get pants to work for me because of the crotch depth, and I am 5'4".
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Wool bib front Jumper(Warning contains Obama imagery) on: October 25, 2008 07:26:58 PM
Soo Cute!

Though from your title I though you would be wearing something with Obama on it!!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: Looking for Pattern: Kids Mechanic Coveralls on: September 21, 2005 11:58:44 AM
Thanks great! I can see the main book page and details, but I get some weird "cold fusion" error when I click on the number. I will see if I can find it.
Thanks again,
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