Last week we trawled across the op shopping country side to find a nice big fleecy blanket.
Something cream, beige, white or grey.
Who would have thought it could be so hard. I was sure I'd seen heaps of them when i didn't need one.......so where were they now!
Our mission was to make a costume for the book parade. Kizzy wanted to go as Max from where the wild things are.
I had that book when i was younger, it's so nice to see it making a resurgence for today's kids to enjoy too.
Have you seen the trailer for the movie coming out soon.......Looks AMAZING!
So with no luck at the oppies, we begrudgingly headed off to spottie.
Fortune smiled upon us as in the form of a winter sale on polar fleece. YAY!
Got it for $2.50 a meter and at 1.5 mtr wide we only needed 2 metres to make Max's jammie jumpsuit complete with hood and claws.
And...and....and, a nice long peice of bushy fake fur was in the remnants bin, perfect for a tail.
All up we paid $6, which actually ended up cheaper than some of the blankets I've seen at Savers anyway.
A quick cut and sew on the macine, and Max was finished. No pattern or measuring tape......sorry sis........just traced around a top and pants. Worked a treat.
We even had fluff left over so little man could be a wild thing too.