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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Um...I may or may not be stupid.

I'm too stupid to know if I'm stupid or not.

Seeeeee.....Gage told me that he's finally down with Halloween & Trick-or-Treating & wearing a costume, etc.
So, he tells me that he wants to be a ROBOT for Halloween.
Okay....cool. I can handle this.

So, I find this cute little robot costume online at Pottery Barn Kids, but I don't want to pay almost $40 for a costume. And, that's the SALE price. For my kid to wear for just a few hours? No thanks.

So, I decide that with my mad-crazy-sewing skills, that I'm going to make one.

Well....when I got to the check out at JoAnn's...let's just say---this bad boy wasn't cheap. Let's see....after the fabric & notions, I saved myself a WHOPPING FIFTY CENTS!

Oh wait---that calculation doesn't include the two sewing machine needles I broke when I got carried away doing the hem. Who can blame me? I was in the home-strech, you know?

But----$39.50 & 4 hours of labor later...(yes, it took me 4 hours. I am not a super-seamstress you know....)


And, yes, I did feel the need to use the iron on letters to spell out "ROBOT". Otherwise, people would assume that my kid went trick-or-treating dressed as an oven mitt.
(you have to admit---that fabric is very oven-mitt-ish.)

The biggest kicker of the day? I had to bribe my kid with a "suckie" to get him to try it on. Yes, he was all excited while I was making it...but when it was finished, mmmm....not so much enthusiasm anymore...
We'll just have to wait & see if he even wears it for Halloween!

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21 Comments:

At 5:11 PM , Blogger Judy said...

VERY cute!

I made Travis' Harry Potter robe two years ago, and for the past two years, he's been, well, HARRY POTTER! That dern thing cost me over $60 to make - it is lined with a hood, and then I crocheted a scarf and bought accessories...ugh.

This year he's Indiana Jones, courtesy of Wal Mart.

 
At 5:27 PM , Blogger lisa said...

I'm sure it's way more cute than Pottery Barn. I'm going to attempt a puppy dog. Is it bad that I haven't started yet?

 
At 6:18 PM , Blogger Bonnie said...

That is so cute! I can't wait to see pictures of him with it on.

 
At 9:35 PM , Blogger Mojavi said...

lol that cracks me up about the oven mitt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol...

but yours looks AWESOME and no one will have it b ut GAGE!!

 
At 6:07 AM , Blogger ~melinda~ said...

are you serious? you totally put me to shame. i make my husband fix my pants buttons when i pop them. (not that i EVER do that!)

 
At 8:36 AM , Blogger Zephra said...

I can so see the need for the word. That material screams oven mitt. I cracked up when I read that.

 
At 8:44 AM , Blogger Steph said...

You did a great job!

 
At 10:25 AM , Blogger Jiff said...

LMAO. That's very much something I'D do! And I'm impressed with the finished product!!

I did the whole eBay thing and got costumes for...well, less than what you paid. I won't rub it in. lol.

Very cute...and YES, it looks like an oven mit. Thanks, I needed that laugh this morning. Seriously.

 
At 10:29 AM , Blogger Catizhere said...

I made the mistake of making Maggie's kangaroo costume 2 years ago. She looked more like a giant mouse.

 
At 2:21 PM , Blogger Suzanne said...

It's really cute. It was all I could do to hem up the legs on Gage's costume.
Suzanne

 
At 2:22 PM , Blogger Suzanne said...

P.S. The oven mitt comment made me laugh out loud.

 
At 4:00 PM , Blogger Kate said...

Awesome! I'm very impressed. And I think it's funny that you only saved $0.50. Isn't that how it works?

 
At 4:47 PM , Blogger ~love said...

ok, that is hilarious. the $0.50 saving, the oven mitt, the bribe. i love it.
you did a great job though!!

 
At 10:57 PM , Blogger Barrie said...

I'd wear it! What a great looking costume.

 
At 4:30 AM , Blogger Beth said...

that ias SOOOO cute! I hope we get to see pix of Gage actually wearing it!!! I made a "cleopatra" costume once...ya, cost $$$$$ to make that sucker!!!

 
At 10:33 AM , Blogger gmcountrymama said...

I love it! I know what you mean by sometimes spending more time and money on a homemade costume. UGH!

 
At 11:46 AM , Blogger Christy said...

You are so crafty! I am completely impressed.

 
At 5:27 PM , Blogger Robin said...

Great job on the costume!! How are you? I hope all is well in Texas..VA is getting quite cold-ugh!! Talk to you soon

 
At 10:24 AM , Blogger Pregnantly Plump said...

That's a great robot costume! Hopefully he liked it once he got it on? My mom made most of my Halloween outfits growing up and I have great memories about them. Hopefully Gage will have great memories of this as well.

 
At 3:34 PM , Blogger Cristina Mathers said...

i think it's awesome and so much better that you made it!

 
At 9:56 PM , Blogger Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Awesome! great job!

 

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