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« on: August 24, 2009 10:01:30 AM »

This will be my son's first Halloween and I really want to make a monster costume for him. He'll be just shy of 1year old and we aren't sure what our plans will be since we're hoping to move before then. I'm planning on making some variation of Simplicity 3594, probably view B without the crown and collar. I was originally planning on doing a fun fur (like this http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=f7b98f9d-8016-4ddd-a35a-9236262dcbd6&CategoryID=cc789521-7ebc-4af1-80fa-c4d36592d6c7) but I'm afraid it might be too hot for him. I saw this http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat3319&PRODID=xprd1036826 cotton fabric at JoAnn's yesterday and was thinking that might be a better choice. I think it looks sort of like scales and since it's lightweight it wouldn't be too hot. Plus since I'm a very beginner sewer it should be easier to work with. Does it seem like a good choice? Any better options/advice?
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2009 05:10:12 PM »

definitely the second one. i like how it looks like scales and it would be waaaaay easier to work with. plus it's cheaper!

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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2009 11:05:04 AM »

I agree with you that the fun fur would be WAY too hot, unless you're someplace that usually gets snow for Halloween.  And the second one is cute, and would definitely be appropriate for our climate here (southern Louisiana).  However, if you're someplace between those two extremes, he may get chilly in the cotton.  If that's the case, maybe you could compromise with a flannel, or light fleece?  Good luck!  He'll be cute no matter what.

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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2009 07:36:38 AM »

I like the second one.

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