Well, it's been forever since I posted, and I really have no excuses. I'm just going to start throwing things back out there, and I'll start with something I was starting at the time of my last posting. Thing 1 had decided, rather last-minute, that he wanted to be a dragon for Halloween. I putzed on it for a bit, trying to find an actual ready-made dragon costume to buy, but apparently once you're beyond little kid size, nobody wants to be a dragon?
Anyway, someone posted about making their child a dragon costume, and I absolutely loved the mask. They had used the Dragon Mask pattern from oxeyedaisey. Though I really am not fond of handsewing, I showed the pattern to my son, and he also loved it. So after a trip to the fabric store, in which he chose his own colors and placement, I got started.
I have to say that the pattern is very easy and straightforward, though time-consuming. The vast majority of it is handsewn, making it a very portable project. I worked on this basically everywhere I went, until I finished the day before Halloween. (Like any good costumer, right?) And I love how it turned out.
As did my son, which is what matters.