Thursday, October 4, 2012
For My Favorite Nephew
I wasn't sure I was going to participate in the Boy's Week Challenge, but my sister asked if I'd be interested in sewing a fox costume for her son a few months ago. I searched for a pattern, hoping it would be all spelled out for me but I didn't find one. I found this hat by itsybitsyhats on etsy (sold out) and added ears to Simplicity 3582.
I also used Simplicity 3582 view d to make the jacket. I learned a new way to fully line a jacket with no hand sewing! Wahoo! I used fleece, even though the jacket is not designed for fleece b/c it was the best color I could find, thanks to help from Tricia. I finished the hat the day before Kristin posted her Fantastic Mr Fox outfits (which are fantastic!), complete with an enviable rich corduroy. Anyway, I lined the jacket with a fabric from Ikea and I omitted the cuffs (shortened the sleeves before finishing the sleeves in the most confusing step of the pattern) b/c the veggies would've been upside down on the cuffs. The darling little model is my friend's daughter who is about the same size as my nephew. And yes, Ansley can sometimes whistle!