Saturday, October 30, 2010




Several weeks ago, Puppy came in and told me he needed my help sewing his Halloween costume as he had ordered some material from E bay. Help= Mom doing the sewing. He said he wanted to go as Keyboard Cat. I had never heard of Keyboard Cat so he pull up a U tube video showing me a yellow tabby playing a keyboard. The box arrived with the material and when I saw it, I knew my old sewing machine could not be used on such thick Fur.
First we drew a pattern of his arms. Then I remeasured before I cut out the first arm. I used a blanket stitch to sew by hand to sew the costume and a back stitch to keep the material from raveling. The fingers on the paws were the hardest to do with all the turns. After I finished the first arm, I heard Mimi's comment in my head "That is awful thick material to turn." The arm was no problem, the hand was no problem and 4 fingers were no problem but that middle finger did not want to turn. I took a sharpie pen and pushed as hard as I could and it turned. Whew. Before I started on the second arm, I mortified the pattern before I cut and guess which finger I made bigger? I used a heavy rope and glued the fur on it for the tail and then came the ears. I do believe they were the hardest to make as they needed to be attached to a headband. I glued the inter ears on the fur ears. So now you know what I have been doing in my spare time the last couple of weeks. Making the cat fur fly.
The kitty justice is he will be the best dressed cat at the party.


6 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

Oh too funny. You worked awful hard on that costume---but it looks great. I bet the fur did fly. MB

Lady Di Tn said...

MB
It was everywhere and now the task of defurring the room where I put it together. Thanks and Peace

Patty said...

Looks like you did a good job, thank goodness he didn't want some legs down also.

Lady Di Tn said...

Thanks Patty. Yes I would still be sewing and he would be without a costume. Peace

Merle said...

Hi Dianne ~~ Great job to do all that by hand, but I am sure it looked great. I loved the autumn colors in your previous post - just lovely.
Thanks so much for the Halloween card, and your comments. Glad you liked the Quilt story. The funeral was sad, but beautiful, as Anne
deserved. I was worn out after it,
as I don't go out much - only shopping for 2 hours a fortnight.
Not too bad now, still have pain walking. Take care dear friend,
I wish you enough. Love and Peace,
Merle.

Lady Di Tn said...

Merle
Thanks and I am happy to hear the pain is not as bad now for you. Glad you liked the card and the photos. I wish you enough too. Peace