Saturday, 5 March 2011

Bear ears for book day

It was World Book Day yesterday. The boys were allowed to go to school dressed as 'any character from a book'.

Son#2 was Harry Potter - easily achieved with an eye-liner scar and a paper wand.

Meanwhile, son#1 decided to go as Captain Bluebear.  I was quite excited about his bear outfit, especially the ears. Here they are:

And here's the whole hoodie, based on the Imke pattern from Sewing Clothes Kids Love. It's made from an Ikea throw with tasselled edges, to add some hairy beariness to the cuffs and hem.

Then we added a bear tummy as well:

And the trousers had tasselled ankles.

Runcible O is nearly nine, and maybe getting a bit too old to wear ears in public on a regular basis. But, if needs be, the ears and tummy can be unpicked, and the tassels trimmed away to leave a plain fleecy tracksuit. (Luckily we haven't had to do that yet - he's adopted the whole outfit as his current pyjamas of choice.)

If only my Oliver + S book had arrived - it's due any day now, and it has the perfect pattern for a hat with ears. But somehow the timing has gone awry. Unless it arrives in the next few days I'll be adding a tutorial for bear ears shortly...

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