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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wolf Costume

Today I'm sharing Asher's Halloween costume. I sewed it all by myself.  And it has a zipper!  (I've only done a couple of zippers ever, including this super easy pouch)

The fabulous Jessica at Running with Scissors created a pdf pattern for woodland animals and I got to test it out.

I made mine out of white fleece and used the same material for the tail, though it would look really cute with a more furry fabric. 

I've never used a pdf pattern before, but it was actually really easy to print out all the pattern pieces and tape them together and then cut out the fabric.  I loved having pictures to go along with the instructions--so much easier than a traditional pattern I thought.

Here's the finished result

Any guesses as to how long it will take him to make mischief of one kind and another?

(I was given the pattern for free to test it, but received no other compensation and all opinions are my own)


  1. So cute, Steph! When my kids were still little, I made all their costumes by hand, just like that (with patterns, of course) and I loved it! Great job!!

  2. Fun and cute... too hot here for fleece. My kids decided to go as Little Red Riding Hood and a wolf. I'm trying to make something for hot weather!

  3. Found your post via the 733 link up...I helped test the Fox! (small world!) The wolf turned out completely adorable. Well done!

  4. I love this costume! What an original trick or treater he will be! I am a new follower from For the Kids Fridays. Vicky @ www.messforless.net

  5. Great costume, Steph! What a little cutie Asher is. You'll be a zipper expert in no time.

  6. oh my! this is amazing. you are a very talented seamstress. I can't sew at all, I'm pretty terrible so all of my costumes are typically "no sew" and glue gun and simple so Iove seeing things that I truly cannot pull off. He will be adorable on halloween. take care, I'm a new follower!


  7. This costume is adorable - I love how happy he looks - i just posted our Halloween costumes for the past 8 years - love love handmade costumes

  8. This idea is so precious. I am having a linky for frugal DIY costumes on Friday. PLEASE come link this because I want my readers to see it! (http://www.pennysaved-pennyearned.com/blog/?p=7057 ~ Goes live on 9/30 at 10 AM CST)

  9. You did a great job. Asher looks adorable.

    I found this post through the Tuesday Talent Show at Chef in Training.

  10. Great work! such a cute costume :) and model :)
    Homemade costumes are the best!
    Fancy Frugal Life

  11. What a darling costume! I love it! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more great projects!

  12. aaaawww.. so cute!! such an adorable costume!

  13. ok, THIS is exactly what I wanted Jude to be for Halloween but didn't have the time/patience to make a costume for him. So I'm a little jealous but mostly just impressed :) It looks fantastic!

  14. Okay--this is just too cute, Steph! What a great mom you are!!