Saturday, September 25, 2010

Bummed.......

We don't participate in "Halloween" but, we DO go to our church for "trunk or treat" or Fall Harvest. I started looking for Lillian's costume and found one that I absolutely adored at Pottery Barn Kids. In my opinion $50.00 is A LOT to spend on a costume especially when it might be worn for two hours MAX! An hour for pictures and an hour at the church. I thought about the costume for a day and decided that I couldn't get it out of my mind and she would be so adorable wearing it. I went back to PBK's website and quickly discovered that they were completely sold out in her size! They still had 2T-3 and I looked at the measurements and they were far to big. :/ BUMMER!!!! So... another day goes by.... I decide to see if I can find it on EBay. Sure enough... there it is... several of them in her size.... can you guess what the "buy now" price was?????????? $100.00!!!! There was one person that had 3 of them and offered the "make an offer" button. So, I did....... I am ashamed to say that I went as high as $70.00!!! I know.. I'm ashamed.. but, it was declined! Greedy!!! :/ Now.. I'm really bummed... I know its silly b/c it's for a costume for a holiday that O don't even believe in! LOL I looked at a really cute pig, (Ken said it reminded him of a bath rug..lol) and a cat that really looked like a rat to me. I sulked about it for another day and posted about it on my fb account. Then one of my friends suggests... "Why don't you make it?" Ugh..... scary! LOL.... I thought about it some more, saved the pictures to my hard drive and studied them.... then one of my friends said.... "we" can make it. That was the statement that set me out on my misson! Knowing that someone expeirenced had my back gave me enough courage to set forth on my latest project. Now, I did not have a pattern to go by. I did get a pattern for a hooded cape but I had to adjust it to make it look like wings. The body... I totally made up. Now, I know that it is not identical to PBK's version but I am so glad that I accepted this challenge and pushed forward and was able to complete it! :)

Now for the pics....

PBK's Owl

















My version....

4 comments:

Audrey Sue's Mommy said...

I was just looking through the PBkids catalog the other day and fell in love with the owl costume. I couldn't see spending that much either.
I have to admit, I like your version better. I love the printed ears and beak! Great job!!!
Audrey will be a penguin this year, but I don't sew very well. So, that means it will be very minimalistic :)

Jennifer said...

I agree that Halloween costumes shouldn't cost that much. We prefer to make them around our house, too.

The owl costume looks FANTASTIC! Great job!!

Mrs. Van Amberg said...

I LOVE IT! I am a little obsessed with owls...in my classroom, camper, and my almost 2 year olds clothes..LOL...she is having a "Look Whooooo's 2" Party in a couple weeks. SO Cute, Zoe!!! Even Camilla has an owl outfit and she's not even "here" yet! :) Love Lillian's pictures too!

Christine @ Following Phubie said...

Get job replicating the PBK costume. That was my inspiration too, but mine turned out totally different.
http://phubie.blogspot.com/2010/10/girly-owl-costume-tutorial.html