|Courtesy of PBS/Jim Henson|
I did make a few minor changes to the free PBS pattern. These are as follows:
2. I put elastic around the ankles of the suit. I knew it was going to be a little big and, with elastic, the pants legs would stay rolled up better if needed. Besides, I like how it looks this way.
3. I did not attached the mittens to the sleeves of the suit. While I like this idea, both my boys hate having the gloves or mittens attached to their clothes; so I kept them separate. Instead, I cut the mittens 1.5 inches longer at the wrist than the the pattern called for and put some 1/4 inch elastic in the wrist edge hem so they would not fall off too easily. I also added a claw to thumb and the finger section of the mittens to simulate the T-Rex claws on each of their two 'fingers'.
5. Since Monkadoodle is going to be wearing this costume to go trick or treating (thus, wearing his tennis shoes), I made the feet into spats rather than slippers by leaving the non-slip suede bottoms off the feet and stitching an elastic loop to the bottom hem. This way he can wear the spats to cover his shoes.