Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Cat in the Hat!



My 7 year old informed my on Wednesday evening that he wanted to be The Cat in the Hat for "Dress as your Favorite Book Character" day at school on Friday. So I had Thursday to buy supplies and come up with a costume. Yikes! I ran to Joann's and picked up a half yard of both red and white felt, then shopped all over town for a black sweatsuit (hard to find in North Carolina in March!) then went home and called my husband to tell him I was going to wing it and hope for the best. I wasn't quite sure how I would make the hat, but my husband, a master Googler, got right on the case and found a great pattern for a Cat in the Hat hat. The hat was really fun to make and turned out great! For the cat's body, I stitched a white Minky belly to the black sweatshirt, then made a simple red bow. My son loved the results and he looked just adorable!


3 comments:

Cole's Corner said...

Oh gosh! Lisa! He is soooooo cute.

Kris said...

This costume is AWESOME! What a mom! I bet it was a total hit!

candyce said...

Lisa you never stop amazing me. Good lookin boy you have. I see that you have the 3 most popular items on SWAK. I hope that you are not surprised, because I am not....

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