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« on: December 30, 2010 07:09:27 AM »

I have a 4 (soon to be 5) year old diosaur obsessed little girl.
3 days before xmas sophie started talking more and more about something she'd put on her santa list, something i'd glossed over and practically ignored because i thought she was kidding. She outgrew her dinosaur dressing up outfit LAST year and wanted a new one. turns out she wasn't joking and she REALLY did want a new dinosaur outfit. Please. Now. Please ask santa... etc.

Being more normal that I ever thought, I looked at pre made ones. But in the UK it turns out you're not allowed to dress as a dinosaur if you're over 2 years old according to the major supermarkets and ebay.

I gave up. Dejected and trying to work out a decent lie for the child to explain why santa couldn't follow through, then when i was in the 99p store getting tut (essex colloquial profanity meaning collective poo), i saw *THE* rug. cotton, stripey and a really disgusting shade of green.

i combined the rug, three fleece scarves and a lot of mental to complete this in time for xmas day. she was impressed!

now for the science bit.

being a shoddily made pound shop rug, it began to fray as soon as i put scissors near it. So, I machine sewed the seams first, and then encased all seams in fleece offcuts. the encasing was done by hand. at midnight the night before xmas eve.

i added fringe to, you know, pretty up the dinosaur a little. and some 1960s buttons obtained from my mother in law. i was sure i would never use them because of the shade!

here's the tail.

i did machine embroidery on all the spines. i know, overkill? it was really to stiffen the fleece a little and make it stand to attention a bit better.



uhoh, looks like the dinosaur is on the hunt....

oh noes!!

and finally, gratuitous drunken flibble picture. Lol. i think this one will fit sophie for a while.

« Last Edit: December 30, 2010 07:10:25 AM by mrsflibble » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2010 07:34:33 AM »

Ha Ha!! Awesome!

« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2010 08:46:12 AM »

That's so great - she looks like she's really loving it! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2010 11:45:19 AM »

yay for dinosaurs! this is great.   Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2011 11:31:15 AM »

The outfit is awesome and the little one looks so tickled!

But your story just slayed it for me. Love the last pic.

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