Here is L’s second costume – Fix-It Felix, Jr. Have you seen the movie Wreck-It Ralph? Because you should. Just come over any day of the week since we watch it nearly every day…
For the shirt I used the Oliver + S Sketchbook shirt pattern which I’ve been wanting to try for ages. I used Country Classic Solids from Jo-Ann’s – I believe it was Wedgewood Blue. I really should know since I had to go back for a QUARTER YARD because I messed up the collar really badly, had to trash it, and realized that I must have accidentally thrown out my scraps. Ugh. 1 yard is perfect for the 3T though, in case you’re wondering.
This pattern is amazing. I feel like it really, really looks RTW which I think is a win. Ok, except maybe the embroidered nametag. I’ll have to work on my embroidering skills. I sewed the nametag on with a very long stitch to ensure it’s easy to remove since I want L to be able to wear it in the future.
I used black pearl snaps because I stupidly bought three buttons… since Fix-It Felix has three buttons on his shirt. Um, what was I thinking?
I really like the little back pleat… looks just like his Daddy’s shirts! I think the shirt construction looks so, so professional! Also, gotta love flat sleeves… easy as pie!
I bought this baseball cap from Amazon and I might pick up a couple more! It turns out L LOVES this hat and wears it all the time at home. I just quickly stenciled (freezer paper method) the FF symbol on some leftover Goldenrod cotton from his Dalek costume. It’s a bit messy but it was um… 11pm. I’m normally passed out by 9. I just attached it to the hat with one or two stitches by hand in each corner – I want to make sure it’s easily removable.
I also bought these little gloves but uh, it turns out L is afraid of them. He keeps looking at the dark insides and refuses to put his hands in them. Oh well. Kid, you’ll need these when I need you to chop wood for me next year, ok? (Kidding, leave me alone, Internet police.) Also spray painted an old toy hammer with gold spray paint. EASY.
I don’t have many pictures of L in the costume as he mostly wore it during the parade at daycare. I had to do some serious cropping to make sure I didn’t include any other kids here! Oh, and also, Liam hated the parade apparently.
I made him a little tool belt out of a remnant I found at Jo-Ann’s. Forgot to take pictures of that too, blah. You can kind of see it in the picture above – I included a little pouch attachment and a loop for his hammer. I had no idea what the little pouch was for but it ended up being a perfect place to stash the gloves he wouldn’t wear.
I’ll have to see if I can get him dressed up again this weekend for a photo op. This time I’ll have candy to cheer him up!