|Pattern Description: |
Jumpsuits A, B, C, D have raglan sleeves, bias tape neckline finish, wrist and ankle elastic casings, attached feet, separate mittens and varying contrasts; jumpsuits B, C, D have tails; jumpsuits B, C have spikes; jumpsuits A, B, C, D have hood variations with VELCROŽ closure.
Toddler's size 1 through children's 6. I made children's size 6.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
No, no, it never does. Many alterations to make this a penguin costume.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, though I didn't refer to them a lot.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the attached feet and I love raglan sleeves.
Buttersuede from Hancock in ivory and black, and orange and black fleece.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made the back pieces black, redrew the tail so it would look like a penguin's didn't use the hood or mittens, and made a separate penguin hat (he didn't want a hood) using this fleece beanie pattern: http://www.p2designs.com/pdfs/EasyFleeceHat.pdf
and the directions for this penguin face: http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2011/10/halloween-cotsumes-2011-penguin-from-mary-poppins.html
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would recommend this pattern. No issues with it. The feet weren't finished in my pics, but they were super cute and really added to the whole thing. And, if you're sewing this kind of costume, I highly recommend using suedecloth rather than fleece. I can't imagine how hot a whole fleece costume would be, never mind how bulky. Plus, the suedecloth is tons easier to handle in the machine.
I love sewing Halloween costumes.