Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween 2010: Sock Monkey

This year I really wanted to make Avery's costume.  Rod came up with the idea of Avery being a Sock Monkey.  I loved the idea and together we went on a hunt for men's large wool socks.  I thought I could cut them up and use them to sew up her costume.  No luck.  We couldn't find a package of socks that were affordable.  There were single pairs running from $6 to $12 dollars!  Yikes.  So we went to the fabric store and found this wool suiting material with the perfect pattern.  Then I found a cream colored sweat shirt at the thrift store to use for the feet, hands and top of head.  For a pattern I just used a pair of Avery's feet pajamas.  I think it was a success.  Here she is:
Tail and Velcro closure.
Daddy and his Sock Monkey.
She liked waving and watching her hands move in the gloves.

1 comment:

Tasia said...

Aww.. so cute! What a creative idea, too :)