Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Fourth Day of Christmas: A Santa Coat

"And he made a quick Santy Claus hat and a coat."
(Did it ever bother anyone else that the Grinch didn't use his sewing machine correctly?)

I didn't make a hat because we already had one, but when your second grader informs you in the midst of Christmas prep chaos that he is going to be Santa Claus in his class program and that he needs a costume by tomorrow, you too can make a coat in less than an hour using a $6 red sweatshirt from Kmart. I bought a women's small, cut it up the center, and trimmed the entire thing with leftover white polar fleece from the storm trooper halloween costume, and in about 45 minutes came up with this:
Paired with Buggy's red elf costume from last year's preschool program for the pants, the hat we already owned, and a belt that I'll find tomorrow, and we have a 7 year old Santa. I'm off to make a beard out of white felt and stuffing. See you tomorrow!