well, yeah, it was done enough to be worn to a costume party on the 24th, but the tail wasn’t added until the morning of the 31, so this is the official Project for the Week of 10/25-10/31.
This was based on an illustration in a favorite book – a book I’ve spent the last 30 minutes fruitlessly searching for. Yeah, I wanted to share with you the way I captured the essence of the blue neck bow. The original inspiration was NOT polka-dotted, FWIW, but in the store the tyke went for dots – so dots it is.
The pattern is an ancient dinosaur pattern from Butterick. Basically, a one-piece pajama pattern. As always with costume patterns, it was horridly drafted — big enough around for multiple children, nasty dropped-shoulder kimono type sleeves. I cut a size 2 around and lengthened arms and legs to match Echo’s measurements. Oh, and I drafted the ears and sandwiched 2 layers of vinyl into each ear, making a slightly 3-D wedge, to keep them proudly upright. Very happy with this one overall! Most importantly, it kept Chicklet warm all through her rudely abbreviated Halloween night.