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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

This Little Piggy Went Trick or Treating

If you follow While Wearing Heels on facebook, you already know panic had started to set in last week, as I rushed to complete Grace's Halloween costume.

I had a game plan, thanks to Real Simple, for the pig ears and nose.


I took some liberties with the ears.  Real Simple suggested using a single piece of pink felt {and you all know I am a fan of felt crafts} BUT I wanted more structure to Grace's piggy ears.

*Instead of using felt, I used a double layer of pink flannel.  I sewed around the ears, leaving the bottom open.  I ironed some Heat n Bond onto the inside of the ear, turned the ear right side out and ironed the ear together.  The Heat n Bond helped give the ear more structure.


For the body of the pig, I found a monkey costume at Goodwill for $3.99.  Originally, I thought I would use it to trace out a pattern for the body of my pig.  Instead, I decided to tack the pig fabric onto the monkey costume.


Let me tell you, that was easier said than done.

I kept hearing Tim Gunn's voice encouraging me to "make it work" as I struggled transforming a monkey into a pig.


 Somehow, I was able to 'make it work'...right down to the curly piggy tail...


I'd hope, if my monkey turned pig design walked the runway, Heidi Klum would be distracted enough with my model that I wouldn't hear her say, 'Amy, you are out'.


And, now this little piggy is ready to go trick or treating.

Until tomorrow...auf wiedersehen :)

41 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness it is so adorable, Amy! That tail really makes it even cuter. I love how the last picture looks like she's really rocking it! Like look at me! :) She'll be a hit on Halloween. Megan

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  2. OHMYGOSH! DYING! Perfection. PERFECTION! And that little diva! Striking her pose! Vogue, vogue, vogue.

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  3. YOU are a rockstar! That could not be any cuter. I especially love Grace's pose in the last shot. She is totally ready for the runway :)

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  4. WOW! You are amazing!! Grace looks absolutely ADORABLE!!!! I love it all!!

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  5. aw! that is so cute! she is so adorable especially the last picture, she posed like a model! too cute!!

    you're a good mom for putting this all up together for her...

    huggies***
    smartmomma

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  6. Oh my gosh! I just want to squish those cute little piggy cheeks! She is sooo stinking adorable and Mommy you did a great job on making her costume.. she looks so comfy and fluffy!
    xoxo
    Amie

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  7. That is so totally cute! That pink minky fabric is absolutely perfect for a pink pig; I can't believe I didn't guess it right away. Nice job, Mama!

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  8. Hi Amy,

    What an adorable Halloween costume! I can just imagine the time you have put into creating this wonderful piece for Grace. I hope no one tries to pull her curly piggy tail :-)

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  9. omgosh! i seriously luv it! when i have another young one i am SSSOOOOO doing this! thanks for your sweet comment - it takes a ton of stress of me (and makes me cook more, LOL)

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  10. This is so adorable. And so is Miss Grace! I love all the extra touches at the ankles, and the tail. She will have fun wearing this and hopefully stay warm, too. The forecast is getting chillier!

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  11. Amy that is the cutest costume EVER! I love it! You sewed AND you ironed...my hero! Genius using the existing monkey costume! Grace is adorable, as usual, if she showed up at at my door, I'd just give her the whole bucket of treats!

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  12. When I was four (20 years ago) my mom made me a pig costume. Love it. Great job!

    Lura

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  13. Oh my gosh! She is so darn cute :) Great job with the costume!

    {thanks so much for stopping by today!}

    leslie

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  14. Great Job! I love it!
    Trick or Treat...Oink...Oink!

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  15. Simply adorbs! (psst- I love Tim Gunn hehe!). Thanks for coming to party with us at Whimsy Wednesday!

    Kelly,
    Smart! School {House}
    www.smartschoolhouse.com

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  16. It's Gorgeous and Grace is Adorable! So cute!

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  17. OMG that has got to be cutest little piggy I've ever seen... costume and model!! You kicked butt Amy!! Of course as expected :D Grace is going to be the talk of the neighborhood come trick or treating... as I'm sure she was the previous years. :D

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  18. The ears are great, and the hoofs? Cutest little piglet and hoofs I ever did see.

    Bliss

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  19. Holy crap that's cute. Good job Amy!!

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  20. so cute!!!!!! i love the last picture of Grace looking back over her shoulder. she is adorable! great job on the costume

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  21. Hahaha! That is too adorable! I love the costume and her sass in the last picture! :)

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  22. Cute cute Amy! you did a great job!! perseverance pays off huh?! She's adorable - with or without the cute pic costume.
    ps - I love the tail!

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  23. I'm a little late seeing this but LOVE! It turned out SO great! Next year I will be hiring you for my boys costumes, seriously! Heidi would faint at your sewing awesomeness!!!

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  24. Yes, you really did make it work! And yes, Heidi would absolutely be distracted by her amazing runway skills and super cuteness!

    :)

    me

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  25. Adorable -- right down to the curly tail! Thanks for sharing on Busy Monday!

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  26. Wow!....is all I can say about your sewing skills! That is hands-down the cutest pig I've ever seen. :-)

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  27. I know I'm super late but... you're piggy looks really fantastic!! I LOVE the little piggy tail! I knew you would pull it off! That was pretty smart of you to use the monkey costume as the base, too.

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  28. OMGoodness! She looks soooo cute! You did an amazing job on this. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  29. She is the cutest little piggy! So sweet :-)

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  30. OMG I just love it! How cute is that costume?! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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  31. What a cute little piggie! You did a great job on her costume!

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  32. Adorable!! I have some of that very same fabric in my stash. I just might have to throw something similar together for my tiny new walker. :)

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    1. Jamie, we do have the same taste in fabric :). If you do throw something similar together...please share your pictures.

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  33. This is over the top adorable!! You are STARS over at I Gotta Create! Featuring you in the costume parade. Thank you for linking up at the Wildly Original party.

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

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