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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Big Reveal

Yes, it is finished...
...but not everyone is happy about it!

If you aren't sure what Wee One is, he is a pierogi! I had to make a few modifications to the costume today. First, this morning when we tried it on after breakfast, the bottom was too tight and would not quite fit over his shoulders. I ripped out the seam on the left side from below the arm to the leg, then hand-sewed some snaps (or pressers) on so it could be opened to ease over his body, then could be snapped shut. Alas, the snaps did not stay closed when we tried it on (he really, really is not happy about it). This afternoon, I removed the snaps with my trusty seam ripper and hand-sewed some very plain, thin off-white ribbon inside the pierogi layers to tie the front and back shut on the open left side. So far, these have held!

Designing it and making the pattern was the most difficult part; the assembly (aside from all the modifications today) went very well and did not take as long as I had thought it might. It also cost me nothing as I simply used the ton of leftover felt I had from making the little stuffed pierogi magnets this summer. I had to also restrain myself from hand embroidering "Lil' Dumplin'" across the butt.

I figure if we can get him in and keep him in the costume long enough to visit a few neighbors and snap a few pics, we will have been sucessful. I would like to walk in a festive Halloween parade with him but I don't know if he will have the strength. Nor I!

7 comments:

Laura said...

oh my gosh that is so adorable!!!! he's so cute! :)

cseneque said...

Ridiculously cute! That look on his face is priceless.

affectioknit said...

Adorable!

urban muser said...

i absolutely love this. what a fun and creative idea.

Regina said...

He is just the cutest little stuffed pierogi ever! Very well done. It reminds me of my first made costume for my now 9 yo, when he was just 4 months old. He was supposed to be a chili pepper, but i made the costume too small and he was so chubby, he looked more like a little tomato.

Crafter, Baker, Mother said...

This is way to precious.
we eat so many perogies we will soon look like one!

Laura Ann said...

Hi---
I am trying to make a pierogi costume for an adult for this Halloween. Do you think you could explain to me how you made the costume or the pattern? I am dying to make something like this. Please help!!