for my little Wild Thing

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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One of Henry's favorite books is Where the Wild Things Are. He loves running around the house saying "I'LL EAT YOU UP." So with Halloween around the corner I thought he must be Max. Although I love to sew and have been for a long time, I have no idea how to follow a pattern, sew a button hole or sew in a zipper. I am very much a 'wing it' seamstress {much like my cooking... ie. the blasted Dutch baby}. So when it came to Max I decided to get some off-white courderoy, fur, felt and 4 buttons. I used my kraft paper to make a pattern {of sorts}. I just outlined a pair of Henry's pajamas with about a 1/2 inch extra all around. I started this project last weekend because I thought that it could be a total flop in which case I would need time for plan B. Well so far so good. I still need to make some claws but I think I almost have a complete 'wolf suit'... And if you are at all considering making a costume you totally have time. There are a couple more weeks and if you are anything like my mom the bulk of the making is usually the night before the parade or party any way. yeah... Happy Halloween!


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16 comments:

  1. that is going to be adorable!!!

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  2. can't wait to see the little guy in this get-up...love the crown!

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  3. Oh my gosh it looks cute already! Can't wait to see the final result. He's going to look so adorable in his Max costume!:)

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  4. Looks pretty fun... I can just picture Henry running around in it! lol

    xoxo,
    Alexandra

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  5. oh i hope i get to see henry in this in person! harper LOVES the book as well!!!

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  6. You are amazing! I love love love that!

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  7. OH MY GOSH- I LOVE IT BEFORE I EVEN SEE IT ON THE LITTLE MAN!!

    I SEW LIKE YOU...ALOT BY FEEL....WHICH MAKES ME HAPPY.... :)

    CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT ON HIM!

    MELISSA X

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  8. Something tells me Henry won't be limiting this costume to just halloween. I hope he wears it all the time... it's too cute not to.

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  9. i love it! my mom made all of our costumes when we were younger and though i didn't really appreciate it at the time, i love having them around today.

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  10. halloween in the UK when i was little was a bit of a non event; not so now. however this meant no culture to 'run up costumes' for my son. don't think, at 16, he'd appreciate if i started now! clever you, how cute...

    giveaway chez moi this week, please pass by one 'n all.

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  11. That's AWESOME! he's going to be the cutest Max ever ;)

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  12. I love it Lex! I can't wait to see him in it! You are so darn creative and cute! XOXO

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  13. Um, seriously. Your talent is astonishing. I could not imagine making something that fantastic without step-by-step, hold-my-hand, directions. Well done!

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  14. I can't wait to see a pic of him in that costume, so cute! You are such a great mom!

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