Simplicity # 2855 »
InstructionsCut the pattern pieces for the hood a little bit bigger than they are to make sure the hood fits properly, maybe even a size bigger than the rest of the costume. Also, add elastic to the mitts (at the wrists) so they don't fall off. FYI, instead of separate booties with a piece of elastic around the bottom of the feet (to go over shoes), I made the costume like a footsie pajama as requested by ...
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Type of item: Costume
Style: Whimsical, Cute
Fun fur, flannel, velour, broadcloth, polyester fibrefill
What was your inspiration?
I was asked to make the costume for a 3rd grader. She needed it for school to be a mascot.
What are you most proud of?
I challenged myself to try something new and I think it turned out really well.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Make sure to baste the zipper first or use a glue stick to tack it down temporarily. Use a piece of scotch tape as a guide when sewing in the zipper (center it over the zipper and then stitch around it) so that you get a nice, straight seam. The materials I used were different than what were suggested on the pattern because of the use of the costume so I would advise you to use what Simplicity suggests to make it easier to sew.