Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Handy Manny Costume

Remember Alana?

Her little boy wanted to be Handy Manny for Halloween this year and he needed a shirt.
Easy. Easy.

It's just a tone on tone green raglan shirt.
So, I bought this pattern (which I've been wanting anyways) and used some knits that were already in my stash.



I'm so happy with how it came out. I made the entire thing on the regular sewing machine and just used a double needle for the hems. I always hem the bottoms and sleeves first before seaming them. I think it looks nicer.



There's a great tip in there for hemming knits, too. She suggests using steam a seam or heat and bond lite on the edge. It worked like a charm!!! My new favorite tip.

Then I decided he needed a trick or treat bag, too, so I made this little tote to go with it. I made it reversible, using this on one side:



the applique is from Planet Applique

and this Handy Manny fabric (from Hancocks) on the other side.



I think we did pretty good.
What do you think?











Isn't he the cutest thing! Hammering the pumpkins.... adorable.

8 comments:

jellaan said...

Love it!! He is adorable!! One of these days I'm going to attempt shirts!! :)

BConky said...

I thought you appliqued the tools on his shirt. The bag is adorable. Austin is a mini me Robert. Bittersweet.

Mrs.Fitz said...

So cute! You did a great job.

Julia said...

Perfect!!!

Amy said...

Oh my! Talk about cuteness overload!

Carla Hegeman Crim said...

So glad you liked the pattern!!! The end result couldn't be cuter - love it!!!!!!!

Adrianna Schuster said...

I'd like to buy a green shirt. Could you make me one?

Andrew Herrera said...

where did you find the red and white cap? I have been looking....