Isn't she the most ferocious lion you have ever seen!?
The lion has spotted her prey...
And if Pearl isn't a good enough model, here is Fritz!
Did you know lions climbed trees?
The back hem detail:
I'm entering this costume into the Pattern Review contest so please vote for me :)
Here is the Pattern Review:
Dog costumes in 3 sizes: Elvis, Bumblebee, Cow, Lion
S - M- L . I started with a small and shrunk it down to 60% on a xerox.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
More or less. After I shrunk it down, it ended up being a smidge too small so I lopped of the back legs and made it a shirt. I also omitted the tail because my dog's tail is cuter. :)
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Their small is not really small. It will fit a fat chihuahua or a larger pug. Not my 4.5lb yorkies.
Golden polar fleece remnant from Joann's and brown faux fur.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I shrunk the pattern down to 60% of the original and added back 1/2" seam allowances. It didn't quite fit so I made it a shirt instead of a jumper. I also lined the hood with polar fleece to make it more comfy for the dogs. The fur was really scratchy on the underside. I used the same pattern pieces to make the lining, just did not attach ears to the lining. I serged the entire outfit and used a twin needle for all the hems. I omitted the tail.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would like to make it a bit bigger for next Halloween, maybe in the cow print for my dogs. Or make another one for my mom's yorkie. Both dogs hate hoods though.
Sizing was a little weird, but the pattern is cute!
Pearl's pouty face. (She's begging for a vote!)