Monday, October 26, 2009

Little Dino

Last year after Halloween, I had picked up this cute Mickey Mouse costume at the Disney Store on clearance in a size 9-12 months. I was proud of myself for thinking ahead and thought it would be great for my little Abe. As Halloween was approaching Dan and I got to talking and we both agreed that the Mickey Mouse costume was just not fitting for the little guy. It shouldn't really matter, but nonetheless I decided a dinosaur costume would be more appropriate for him. The pattern I used was Simplicity Costumes for kids 0607. Here is the end result, just in time for Halloween.
The fabric is some old vintage upholstery fabric that my mom had picked up for me. I could not have found fabric that could have been more appropriate for this costume. The only issues I had with this fabric was that it was very thick and not the easiest to sew. The hardest areas were the hat and tail where the fins were added. I actually broke 3 denim needles!

Here is a shot of the hat. Not his favorite to wear, but he does leave it on.
Here is the tail. We'll have to see how this works with the stroller :0.

The little guy in action. When I'm carrying him in the costume it kind of feels like I'm packing a small rug. It's pretty hilarious, but I have to say the fabric was heavy duty enough that I'm pretty sure he won't need a coat on Halloween.


  1. Ok that is the CUTEST dino costume ever! I love it! Great job Mere.

  2. He is adorable! The little diamonds on the fabric are the perfect detail. You did an awesome job. My mom was just here for a few days and we sewed a couple ottoman covers with thick upholstry fabric. I think we broke one needle and bent another! What a clever it! Can't wait to show Andrew when he gets home.

  3. Oh my gosh! How adorable - I love it. My kids will never get homemade costumes unfortunately; especially one like that - he looks so cute in it.

  4. He is so stinkin cute in that costume I just love it! You did an amazing job. Good thing you have such a nice sewing machine or that fabric would've been a bear.

  5. That has got to be one of the most AWESOME and AMAZING kids costumes EVER! I think you should pass that one around for the cousins to wear each year to get the most use out of it possible . . . cause it sure isn't going to wear out any time soon. You are so insanely talented! I love seeing what neat projects you've got going for the kids.