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Shark costume

Added Jan 13, 2013

by panifrau

Hamburg, Germany






Its a gift for the third birthday of my friends daughter. I find it always difficult to come up with gifts for children, especially if the birthday is shortly after Christmas and they already got everything. So how about a costume for the Kindergarten carnival party. Parents were asked before, they were not fond of princesses and fairies but liked the idea of an animal costume.

It’s a Burda pattern January 2013. The fin and tail are interfaced and filled with old pillow stuffing. The smallest size in the original pattern was 110, but the birthday girl is only 98 so I’ve just omitted the rib knit cuffs. They can be aded later on as she grows. On the other hand it was so much fun that i will make her a new costume next year.

There is something else I’ve learned doing this project. Making fotos with a cell phone might be fast but the quality is crap. I hope to get some picks of the birthday girl wearing this.

Material Notes

velveteen, zipper, stuffig. interfacing




Garment Type

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    Jan 19, 2013, 05.01 AMby nouvellegamine

    so cute! I love it!

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    Jan 15, 2013, 10.00 PMby barmaglot

    so cute!

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    Jan 15, 2013, 01.43 PMby lucyl12

    Very Cool. Well done.

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    Jan 14, 2013, 10.16 PMby wildcatspow

    So cool!

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    Jan 14, 2013, 06.41 PMby mwelland

    This is so cute!! And you’ve done a great job.

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      Jan 15, 2013, 01.21 PMby panifrau

      Thank you

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    Jan 14, 2013, 06.11 PMby stars

    Awesome! This looks so cool. What a brilliant present idea. My niece and nephew are January babies and I always wonder what to make them.

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      Jan 15, 2013, 02.23 PMby panifrau

      Thank you. I’m glad you feel inspired. The January issue of burda has always a costume collection, the children costumes are always fun.

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    Jan 14, 2013, 03.45 PMby Mary Athey

    Oh I love.this!! You did.a smashing job on this. I bet its fabulous on x

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