|Doesn't he look thrilled.|
I had originally cut out the pieces last year before the move. Then moving craziness ensued and it was lost in the shuffle. Then it got shelved for other projects. Finally I hunkered down to get it done and my concern that it's too small now was validated. When I cut this shirt out I cut it for 3T. I hoped it would run big and still fit when it was finished. Not so much. When I had him try it on I realized it was too small, but he can still wear it open with a tee underneath for the trip (I'm hoping).
I really like these sleeves. The little sewn in fold is adorable. Unfortunately, this was the last pattern where I cut out the tissue included instead of tracing so I'm going to have to either trace and make adjustments myself or just wait till Simplicity is on sale at Jo-ann's again for 99 cents.
We now have 65 days till our Walt Disney World trip so I'm freaking out about our Halloween Costumes for the party. I have them planned (Red Riding Hood for me, Jedi for Brian, and Buzz Lightyear for the little monkey), but now I have to actually make them. Costumes really are my favorite thing to make so it will be fun, but I'm just paranoid I won't finish them in time or something equally disappointing will happen.
I wanted to let y'all know about a tip from the July 2010 Threads magazine that I'm loving right now. With the Halloween costumes some of the pieces are bigger than the standard tissue paper I use to trace them. Previously I just taped tissue together, but in the tips part of the issue they mentioned using plastic tablecloths on a roll like you use for catering. I got mine at Sam's Club and it's perfect. I used a black marker to trace and it doesn't bleed through. So awesome.