This year I asked Isaac what he wanted to be for Halloween. I told him he could be anything. I made suggestions, including Minecraft, Thor, Batman, and other stuff he is interested in. At first he said Minecraft, but he was three at the time and I figured he would change his mind. Well, he did. One day he just said “I want to wear a Gir jacket for Halloween and you too.” Ok, my son wants to dress alike. Done. I still thought he might change his mind, so I waited until the last possible moment. Yes.
A bit of history…. I had first seen a Gir jacket back in 2005 I think, online. I thought it was so cute. It was home sewn and I envied the girl that sewed it. Oh how I wish I could sew. I started looking at sewing blogs. The next year I bought my first sewing machine. Woo hoo! I don’t know why I waited 10! eek, years to sew it. Well, maybe it’s because I might look silly in it. I’m not a teenager anymore, but you know what, it makes me happy. It won’t be an every day item I wear, but, it will be worn. Maybe not this one, as much. I consider this is my wearable muslin.
I used Ottobre 2011-05 for mine. I think I used an Ottobre magazine for his too, but I don’t remember which one. I had labeled it “minion jacket”. He was really into minions last year. I made his jacket a bit big, on purpose. He wore the last GIR hoodie I made him so much, it now fits him like a cropped jacket, a bolero. This will replace the old one.
I used a 44 for the front and a 38 for the back. I should have done a straight 44. I compared the arm holes to the tonic tee and they were practically identical. I didn’t really need to make any adjustments. I did make the hood a little bit bigger so I could wear my hair clip with it. I think on the next make I will add a cord to the hood. The zipper got a little ripply, oh well, next time.
I also made my pants, no big deal, just some stretchy twill. I need to make the waistband smaller. I made his pants too. They aren’t in the picture. Four items, four days. Yikes. They didn’t take long to make, thank goodness.