Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Blue Kitty!

This is the first year that Big Bear had an opinion about what he wanted to wear for Halloween. Yay! His request: a blue kitty.

My son loves stuffed animals. He has one particular favorite that he has dubbed "Yellow Kitty" (which, as you might expect, is a cat and is the color yellow). His favorite color is blue. This, I suspect, is the genesis of his request for a blue kitty costume.

Of course, I was more than happy to oblige!

Kwik Sew 2711
I used the kitty pattern included in Kwik Sew 2711. Kwik Sew patterns are awesome! The instructions are clear, concise, and they are sized really well. I made an XS. The only adjustments I made were to shorten the legs 3.5" and also to cut about 12" off the tail (which was very, very long).

a barbaric meow!
Big Bear loves it! He has even asked to wear it around the house. Yay! In the picture above, he is demonstrating his "Meow!" for the camera (and he is holding the "inspiration" kitty). The ears in this pattern are rather on the big side. My husband suggested BB looks more like a mouse than a cat. But I argued that mice have round ears, not pointy ones. So there!

kitty back view
BB actually chose the fabric himself. I was a little worried about working with the Cookie Monster blue fur, but it was no problem at all (though it did shed some). The hook-and-loop closure in the back is very handy and makes for easy in-and-out.

blue kitty side view
All we need to do now is add some whiskers to his face. Then we'll be all ready for a trick-or-treating extravaganza!


  1. That is the cutest thing! Thank you so much for sharing. I would give him lots of candy for that outfit.

  2. That is really cute! I like the picture from the back don't know why but it makes it cuter :)